Bayern Munich were chasing Fulham’s Joao Palhinha at the end of the summer but were unable to reach an agreement before the Portuguese international signed a new contract at Craven Cottage. Palhinha remains Bayern’s top target as a defensive midfielder but Die Roten still keep their options open.
90min reveals The Bundesliga champions are considering Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips as a potential replacement. Bayern has contacted the Man City star’s representatives to assess the current situation.
The England international has only started two matches in the Premier League since arriving at the Etihad Stadium. The 27-year-old was told he could leave in the summer but decided to stay at Man City, where he has a contract until 2028.
A number of Premier League teams are still interested in Phillips. West Ham is paying attention, while Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Tottenham also want the foggy star.
Liverpool also pursued Phillips before they finalized the Ryan Gravenberch deal at the end of the summer transfer window.
Lu Phong | 10:11 October 19, 2023