Kalvin Phillips informs Manchester City of his desire to depart in January, but Newcastle encounter significant obstacles in finalizing the transfer.

NEWCASTLE is targeting England midfielder Kalvin Phillips as they look to strengthen their squad in January. The Manchester City player has expressed his desire to leave the club and move to Eddie Howe’s side, making Newcastle the front-runners to sign him. However, there are hurdles to overcome in structuring the deal as Newcastle must adhere to their financial fair play budget. Despite interest from other Premier League clubs and talks with Juventus, Phillips is seeking regular first team football to secure his place in the England squad for Euro 2024. With City open to loaning him next month, the future of the 28-year-old remains uncertain. Regardless, Newcastle’s pursuit of the midfielder remains a focal point as they aim to bolster their midfield following Sandro Tonali’s betting ban.

Newcastle Eyeing Kalvin Phillips Move

Newcastle is reportedly targeting a move for Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips in January, according to reports. The Toon are eager to strengthen their midfield and have identified Phillips as a long-term target. However, the club faces a major stumbling block in their bid to sign the England midfielder as they must structure the deal within their financial fair play budget.

City is said to prefer selling Phillips, who has no future at the Etihad under boss Pep Guardiola. However, they are open to loaning him out next month if the majority of his £130,000 a week salary is covered. Other Premier League clubs and Juventus have also shown interest in signing Phillips.

Phillips has accepted that he must look for regular first-team football in order to keep his England place for Euro 2024. With limited playing time at City, the midfielder is considering his options for a potential move in January.

Meanwhile, Guardiola has expressed regret over the situation, admitting that Phillips deserves better. The City boss is hopeful that the situation can turn around and has praised Phillips for his good character and attitude.

In other news, SunSport revealed that City is considering a move for Fulham’s Joao Palhinha as a potential replacement for Phillips. The Portuguese midfielder could be on the move next month after missing out on a move to Bayern Munich in the summer.

jamal hejaze

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