Manchester City are likely to make a move for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips in a matter of “weeks” according to the Daily Mail reporter Jack Gaughan.
The journalist took to Twitter yesterday to claim that he believes that the Citizens will “pursue” the England international, who is being lined up as Fernandinho’s replacement:
Man City expected to pursue deal for Kalvin Phillips over the coming weeks https://t.co/1bBHXMPOHm
— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) May 23, 2022
A number of other clubs, including West Ham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with Phillips after negotiations with Leeds over a new contract stalled.
The 26-year-old’s current deal does run until 2024, but the Yorkshire club are likely to be open to selling the midfielder, with reports indicating that they may hold out for around £60m.
It must be said that the Daily Mail are not exactly known for their reliability, but another journalist, Rudy Galetti, also mentioned City’s interest recently, so we shall see if the Manchester club do move ahead with a formal bid for Phillips.