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Exclusive: Bayern Munich yet to make contact with Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips amid reported transfer interest



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Bayern Munich are yet to formalise any interest in Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, with the Englishman still set to remain at the Etihad Stadium next season, City Xtra understand.

The 27-year-old made just seven starts for Manchester City last season, and as a result, has been linked with a potential exit from the club, after a frustrating debut campaign under Pep Guardiola.

Kalvin Phillips featured in just 21 matches for the treble-winners last season, playing less than 600 minutes and making just two Premier League starts over the course of the campaign.

The Englishman failed to make his full Premier League debut for the Blues until a clash against Chelsea in May, with injury and fitness problems severely hampering the midfielder’s first season at Manchester City.

City Xtra revealed earlier this week that the 27-year-old is expected to remain at the Etihad Stadium for the upcoming campaign and fight for his place within Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad, despite interest from numerous Premier League clubs.

West Ham – who are expected to lose Declan Rice to Arsenal in a deal worth £105 million in the coming days – were one of three top-flight English clubs linked with potentially signing Phillips this summer, alongside Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

The England international penned a six-year deal at Manchester City last year, signing for £42 million from Leeds United following the exit of veteran midfielder Fernandinho upon the expiry of his contract.

City Xtra now understand that over 15 European clubs have enquired about signing Kalvin Phillips this summer, however Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are yet to make any contact, despite reports from Germany linking the club with an interest.

Allianz Arena bosses were claimed to be eyeing up the 27-year-old midfielder as a transfer target, with the club believing that they could wait until later on in the market to sign the England midfielder.

However, Phillips is still on course to remain at Manchester City for the 2023/24 campaign, with the Sky Blues starting pre-season preparations next week, ahead of their tour of Far East Asia – which features a clash against Bayern Munich.

The England international midfielder is the third Manchester City first-team player to be linked with Bayern Munich this summer, following full-back Kyle Walker and forward Julian Alvarez.

Pep Guardiola’s side face the German heavyweights in a friendly at the Japan National Stadium later this month, one of three matches City are scheduled to play during their pre-season tour before the start of the domestic season.

Additional reporting from Vayam Lahoti.