Barcelona are back in talks with Manchester City over a deal for Keira Walsh as they discuss drawing a world record for the England midfielder.
Time is running out for Barcelona to seal a deal, with the Spanish deadline set for Wednesday. Man City is also reluctant to sell after rejecting three previous offers.
City is already looking at alternatives with Walsh in the final year of her contract and is eager to move on.
The previous world record is believed to be Pernell Harder’s £300,000 transfer to Chelsea from Wolfsburg in September 2020. However, the US deals do include assignment and trading asset fees, so the final fee has not been disclosed.
Walsh played a key role for England as they won the 2022 European Championship this summer and was named MVP in the final as the Lionesses beat Germany at Wembley.
Since her debut for City in July 2014, the 25-year-old has made 189 appearances for the club and scored eight goals. She played 49 international matches with the England national team.
City have already lost several key players ahead of the new season for the Women’s Football League, with Caroline Weir joining Real Madrid, Georgia Stanway signing with Bayern Munich and Lucy Bronze signing for Barcelona.
City will start their campaign in 2022/23 at home to Arsenal on Sunday at 7pm, live Sky Sports.
Barclays FA’s Women’s Premier League will continue to be one of the main shows for Sky Sports during the 2022/23 season, with 35 matches shown live.
After watching last season’s numbers rise by an incredible 171 per cent compared to the 2020/21 campaign, the Women’s Football League returns on Saturday 10 September live on Sky Sports as Tottenham face Manchester United at 12:30pm.
That match will be followed by Manchester City hosting Arsenal on September 11th at 7 pm. Regular Sunday evening kick-offs will follow Super Sunday With touch screen analysis and expert opinions about the game.
The current Sky Sports WSL host group is chaired by Carolyn Parker and includes expert critic Karen Carney. They will be joined this season by one of England’s all-time greats, MBE Kelly Smith, known for her successful spell at Arsenal and as the all-time record holder in England history.
It broadcasts every Thursday Sky Sports Premier League And starting with the Beth Mead special, Jessica Creighton will be back with a comprehensive report on all things WSL and women’s football. inside WSL.
The program will continue to transcend the playing field with exclusive behind-the-scenes access, in-depth analysis, player and manager interviews and address issues in and around the game.
As always, Sky Sports News will be running 24 hours a day with renewed editorial coverage throughout the season, and a dedicated Twitter channel. Tweet embed It will remain the home of all Barclays FA WSL content on Sky Sports.
From global stars like Sam Kerr and Vivianne Miedema, to the endless rivalry between the “Big Three” – Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City – there’s plenty to be excited about for the 2022/23 season on Sky Sports.
Here is the first round of matches for the 2022/23 Women’s Premier League season. All matches kick off at 2pm on Sunday, September 11th unless:
Tottenham vs Manchester United, Saturday 10 September – Live broadcast on Sky Sports; It kicks off at 12.30pm
Chelsea x West Ham – 12:30pm, Sunday 11th September
Everton – Leicester City – 1pm, Sunday 11th September
Brighton vs Aston Villa
Reading vs Liverpool
Manchester City and Arsenal match, September 11 – live broadcast on Sky Sports. It kicks off at 7 pm
Key dates for the 2022/23 season
- Barclays Women’s Championship Opening Weekend: 20/21 August 2022
- Women’s Premier League Opening Weekend: sSeptember 10, 2022
- Women’s Confederation Cup Final: 4 and 5 March 2023
- Barclays Women’s Championship Finals: April 29 and 30, 2023
- Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final: May 14, 2023
- Barclays Women’s League Final Weekend: May 27 and 28, 2023