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From Jack Gaughan: European giants eye January loan move for Manchester City midfielder



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Italian giants Juventus are eyeing a loan move for out-of-favour Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips during the upcoming January market, according to reports.

The 28-year-old has continued to struggle for game time this season despite having committed to the football club following a summer transfer window of uncertainty and the offer of a move away from the Premier League champions.

It was widely understood that the Englishman had commanded interest from the likes of West Ham and Newcastle United over the summer months, while the latter could still yet re-emerge as a candidate for his signature in the coming weeks.

Now however, it is a case of Italian football being a possibility for the former Leeds United man, as he hopes to secure more consistent top-level game-time in an attempt to solidify his place in Gareth Southgate’s plans for the 2024 European Championships.

That is according to the information of MailSport’s Jack Gaughan, who reports that Juventus are now emerging as a potential destination for Kalvin Phillips should the England international decide to leave Manchester City in January.

It is reported that the Serie A giants Juventus are currently among the clubs exploring the possibility of a loan deal for the 27-year-old ahead of the reopening of the transfer market at the end of this month.

Kalvin Phillips has managed to register just 215 minutes of on-field action under Pep Guardiola this season, spread across eight appearances in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and Carabao Cup.

Phillips’ struggles in the Manchester City first-team were further highlighted during a three-game suspension for defensive midfield mainstay Rodri earlier this season, with manager Guardiola opting for other names ahead of the former England Player of the Year.

The likes of Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Rico Lewis have all been preferred to Kalvin Phillips in recent months, whilst the imminent return of John Stones to full fitness could only further push the Yorkshire man further down the Etihad pecking order.