Southampton are reportedly prepared to ask £40 million for defender Kyle Walker-Peters this summer.
Following last season’s poor Premier League performance, head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has made a number of eye-catching additions to his Saints squad.
However, Southampton will have to fight to keep their best players in the long term, which is especially true in the case of Walker-Peters.
Since joining St Mary’s on loan in the beginning of 2020, the full-back has made 72 Premier League appearances for the club.
The development of the 25-year-old on the South Coast has recently resulted in a call-up to the England squad, with two caps earned this year.
Recent reports suggest that the former Tottenham Hotspur player is reluctant to extend his contract beyond the end of 2024-25.
According to The Sun, the Saints’ hierarchy has informed any interested clubs that a transfer will cost £40 million.
Spurs are said to have a £30 million buy-back clause, which could be exercised if the player has another strong season.
However, the rest of his admirers, which are said to include Manchester United, will be told that it will take another £10 million to secure the player’s signature.