West Ham and Manchester City are in talks over a possible loan move for Kalvin Phillips it has been revealed. The England international is keen to secure regular first-team football this transfer window and David Moyes side appears set to get a jump on their rivals for his services.
Fraser Gillan reports for TEAMtalk that the two clubs are in talks over a potential deal for Phillips. Gillan adds that Manchester City would prefer to sell the midfielder this month. In addition to City preferring to sell Phillips it is also reported that the champions want a sizable loan fee to sanction a short-term loan deal. Furthermore, Gillan adds that the agents of Kalvin Phillips are attempting to get the champions to lower their £7 million loan fee in an attempt to secure their client a move this month.
The talks between West Ham and Manchester City have finally seen some movement on the transfer front for Phillips. Progress on his departure had stalled. It seemed certain that he would move this month but City’s demands have proven a stumbling block. Fabrizio Romano reported that Juventus withdrew from the race for Phillips due to City’s demands.
Newcastle United were considered the front runners for Kalvin Phillips. However, Luke Edwards of the Telegraph reports that Eddie Howe’s side have withdrawn their interest. Edwards reports that Newcastle believe the deal doesn’t make financial sense for the club. Furthermore, Edwards reports that Eddie Howe’s side could return for Phillips if City lower their demands.
With West Ham and Manchester City in talks over Phillips, he may soon get his move. If the talks progress it may end a frustrating spell at the Etihad for the former Leeds United midfielder.