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Manchester City’s loan fee demands throw Premier League transfer into doubt



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Kalvin Phillips’ proposed January transfer window move to Newcastle United on loan from Manchester City has now been thrown into doubt, according to reports.

The England international is continuing to weigh up his options during the opening week of the January market, having come to the conclusion that an exit from the Etihad Stadium is best for his career.

Since joining Pep Guardiola’s side from Leeds United in the summer window of 2022, Phillips’ game time has been significantly restricted to cup matches, appearances from the substitutes’ bench, and dead rubber UEFA Champions League ties.

However, with Gareth Southgate having to make a decision on his England squad for the upcoming European Championships in Germany, Kalvin Phillips is desperately searching for more consistent game time to be part of the Three Lions’ squad this summer.

But a move within the Premier League has now been thrown into doubt following revelations over the demands being placed on a potential deal by his current employers, as Manchester City look to recoup some of their investment on the midfielder.

According to the information of talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, Kalvin Phillips’ potential move to Newcastle United is now ‘in doubt’ due to the demands of Manchester City – who are looking for a loan fee of at least £5 million as well as an obligation to buy.

From the side of Kalvin Phillips, the report states that the England international midfielder is ‘keen’ on a move to the north-east, and has received the ‘green light’ from Etihad officials to leave the club.

talkSPORT further reaffirm that Italian giants Juventus have Phillips on their list of transfer targets this month, alongside Premier League club Fulham, while Newcastle view the midfielder as a potential replacement for the banned Sandro Tonali.

Kalvin Phillips could have an opportunity to feature for Manchester City this weekend, as Championship side Huddersfield Town travel to the Etihad Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup.

Phillips’ last outing came in the UEFA Champions League, as he scored his first goal from the club from the penalty spot in a comfortable victory over Crvena zvezda on matchday six of the group stage in Belgrade, Serbia.