Manchester City could be subject to further interest in one of their first-team stars with Liverpool emerging as the latest potential suitor to come knocking on the door.
That interest concerns England international defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who made the switch to Manchester City from Leeds United in the 2022 summer transfer window for a reported £42 million fee.
Since joining, Phillips has struggled for consistent game-time whilst also battling a string of injuries including surgery on a reoccurring shoulder problem that put his hopes of making Gareth Southgate’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad into doubt.
The signing of Mateo Kovacic this summer – who has started life at Manchester City in exemplary fashion – as well as the continued fine form of Rodri in defensive midfield, has put further question marks over whether Kalvin Phillips will ever get his chance.
Now, a new opportunity may have emerged that could provide Phillips with the chance to get his Premier League career back on track, as one of the English top-flight’s premier clubs has reportedly come calling.
According to the latest information to emerge from talkSPORT, Liverpool are currently considering a move for Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips in their pursuit of further improvements in the centre of the park.
It is claimed that while Kalvin Phillips had initially planned to stay and fight for his place at the Etihad Stadium this season, Liverpool could now test the player’s resolve after adding him to their shortlist for the remaining weeks of the ongoing summer transfer window.
Should Manchester City entertain an offer from one of their main rivals, then the Premier League champions are likely to seek a fee north of £40 million and ensure that there are no losses made on Kalvin Phillips over the last 12 months.
It remains unknown as to whether the club would entertain an initial loan deal to hand Phillips further opportunities at Premier League level, and it also remains questionable as to whether the player is open to the idea of an exit at this late stage in the window.
Liverpool have made busy in the summer transfer market themselves, signing a number of new recruits in central midfield already – namely former Brighton & Hove Albion’s Argentine World Cup winning star Alexis Mac Allister.
Jurgen Klopp – after missing out on Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo – is likely to remain intent on strengthening further in midfield, and the potential availability of Kalvin Phillips is likely to catch his eye.
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