The team in the Northeast of England really wants the services of Kalvin Phillips next winter, in the context of Sandro Tonali facing a long-term ban.
The Italian international has just admitted violating betting rules while playing for AC Milan. Therefore, he will face a suspension of 1 to 3 years.
Faced with that risk, Newcastle immediately inquired into the case of Kalvin Phillips, the currently disgraced midfielder at Etihad Stadium.
The expensive contract from Leeds has not shown the integration of the playing style that Pep Guardiola applies. He himself was also disappointed because he rarely played on the field.
Pep Guardiola is ready to let Kalvin Phillips leave on loan. However, they were reluctant to accept the offer from Newcastle, one of their direct competitors in the Premier League.
West Ham and Bayern Munich are also interested in Phillips. Therefore, Man City wants to push the former Leeds midfielder to Germany when the winter transfer market opens.
At the end of the last summer market, the Gray Tigers failed to bring back Joao Palhinha. Kalvin Phillips is considered a short-term solution for coach Thomas Tuchel to strengthen the midfield staff.
If he lands at Allianz Arena, Kalvin Phillips will become teammate Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich in the summer for a fee of 104 million pounds.