Date: 30th April 2023 at 8:38am
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Manchester City will be looking to return to the top of the Premier League table when they face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday. 

The reigning champions have trailed Arsenal for much of the campaign so far, but a 4-1 win over The Gunners on Wednesday evening means that they can leapfrog their rivals into top spot with victory over The Cottagers.

Erling Haaland will be looking to net his 50th goal of the season across all competitions, but manager Pep Guardiola will have plenty to think about when selecting his side for the game.

City have a number of key matches ahead in the coming weeks, including a two-legged Champions League semi-final tie against champions Real Madrid, and Guardiola may therefore choose to rotate for the trip to west London.

In the meantime, the Spaniard has been given a boost by one of his most important players.

According to The Star, full-back Kyle Walker is intent on staying put at The Etihad despite his recent decrease in playing time.

The 32-year-old has just over 12 months remaining on his current contract with City, and he has been attracting interest from clubs including Aston Villa and Serie A giants AC Milan.

Walker has just over a year remaining on his current City contract

Despite that, the report claims that the England international is intent on seeing out the remaining year of his current deal.

Walker joined City from rivals Tottenham Hotspur back in 2017 and has since made more than 240 appearances for The Citizens.

The right-back has been a regular for City for a number of years now, playing key roles in their past four Premier League title wins, but his role at the club appears to have changed somewhat of late.

Guardiola has deployed the Englishman on the right of a back three on a number of occasions, a position similar to the one that he often plays for his country.

At the start of the season, Walker missed a number of games with a groin injury, although he has made 28 appearances across all competitions this term.

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