Bayern Munich reportedly feel ‘used’ by Kyle Walker after the Manchester City right-back performed a U-turn on a potential transfer.

Walker looked set to leave City this summer after verbally agreeing to join Bayern Munich.

The 33-year-old accepted a two-year contract proposal from the Bundesliga champions – with the option of a further year – and informed City of his desire to leave.

However, this week Walker changed his mind and decided to stay at the club where he has won five Premier League titles since his £50m move from Tottenham in 2017.

Bayern feel ‘used’

According to journalist Christian Falk, Bayern feel that Walker has used them in order to get a better contract offer from City.

The German club are said to be suspicious that the full-back received a better offer from City after he’d verbally agreed to join Bayern.

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Walker is understood to be close to signing a new contract at the Etihad Stadium valid until 2026.

According to Falk, in recent weeks Bayern officials started to have doubts about the deal as Walker had been reserved about their offer.

City and Bayern officials met to discuss a potential deal while the two clubs were taking part in pre-season tours in Japan last month.

However, no deal was ever reached between the two clubs.

Bayern have now reportedly all but given up on signing Walker.

As reported by Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg, “there is still no official rejection from the player but Bayern bosses no longer expect Walker to come.”

Last month Guardiola told reporters that City would ‘fight’ to keep hold of Walker despite the player’s desire to move on.

The City boss was spotted dining with Walker in Manchester city centre last week and is understood to have convinced the full-back that he still has an important role to play for his side.

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