Southampton 'value Walker-Peters at £40million' amid Everton interest

Southampton ‘place £40million price-tag on Kyle Walker-Peters’ to fend off interest from Frank Lampard’s Everton… as Saints’ contract talks stall with England international

  • Southampton have placed a £40million price-tag on Kyle Walker-Peters 
  • The England international is a transfer target for multiple Premier league clubs 
  • Everton are hoping to make the full-back their second recruit of the summer 
  • Arsenal and Manchester United have also been monitoring his Saints situation 

Southampton have slapped a £40million price-tag on full-back Kyle Walker-Peters amid interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

Frank Lampard’s Everton are said to be leading the race for the England international’s signature after his contract negotiations with the Saints came to a stand-still.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side are still hopeful of retaining the 25-year-old and have upped Walker-Peter’s transfer value in an attempt to deter suitors from bidding for him. 

Southampton have placed a £40million price-tag on Kyle Walker-Peters this summer

Frank Lampard’s Everton are hopeful of signing the England international in the window

According to The Sun, Walker-Peters has been valued at £40million after shining with the Saints last season.

His one goal and two assists in the Premier League doesn’t do justice to the full-back’s impressive showings on either side of the pitch for Hasenhüttl’s side.

The 25-year-old, who joined Southampton from Spurs just two years ago, remains under contract with the Saints until the summer of 2025.

However, a stand-still in his contract extension talks put the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton on red alert.

Lampard is hoping to make Walker-Peters his second recruit of the summer – after signing James Tarkowski on a free from Burnley. 

The 25-year-old was in pre-season action against Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on Saturday

However, it is Spurs who have the best opportunity to sign the defender – thanks to a £30million buy-back clause negotiated in his 2020 move from the north London side.

Twenty three of his 37 appearances last season actually came at left-back, which could make him a useful option for Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

It remains to be seen whether the Italian has any interest in bringing Walker-Peters back to north London, especially given his full-back options already, and with Spurs edging closer to signing Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence.

The 25-year-old defender joined Southampton from Spurs for £12m in the summer of 2020

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