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Juventus ‘lurking’ for Manchester City star as Premier League giants close in on transfer agreement



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Manchester City could yet receive a second proposal to take Kalvin Phillips away from the Etihad Stadium, according to a new report on the England international’s future.

Phillips has been at the centre of widespread interest in his services this transfer window, having made himself available to an Etihad Stadium exit with a view towards more guaranteed game time during the second-half of the campaign.

Gareth Southgate is currently in the process of assessing his top-level English talents across the globe ahead of the naming of his England squad for the upcoming European Championships, and Phillips requires more than inconsistent auditions to secure a spot.

As such, a number of opportunities have presented themselves to Phillips and his representatives, with clubs in England, Spain, and Italy all registering a level of interest in temporary agreements for the player.

While West Ham appear to be the most likely destination for Kalvin Phillips, a new report into the ongoing situation has tipped Juventus to make a late swoop, despite the advanced nature of discussions with the aforementioned Hammers.

According to the information of MailSport’s Sami Mokbel and Jack Gaughan, while there is ‘growing hope’ at West Ham that they are now in pole position to sign Kalvin Phillips this month, Juventus are still ‘lurking’ and could yet make a late move of their own for the player.

Unfortunately for Juventus, it is widely reported that London Stadium officials are advancing in talks to sign the midfielder, and Phillips himself is open to joining up with David Moyes and the Hammers for the second-half of the season.

Kalvin Phillips is currently away with his Manchester City teammates and Pep Guardiola at a warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi during a winter break for the reigning Premier League champions.

City return to action this Friday as they travel to face Tottenham in the capital in the fourth round of the FA Cup, as not only do Pep Guardiola’s side hope to progress into the next round of the tournament but also score their first goal at Spurs’ new stadium.

Manchester City are expected to return to England from the middle-east on Tuesday evening to continue their preparations for their return to action at the City Football Academy.