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A few weeks after making initial contact, Juventus are now exploring a January move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The Bianconeri need to recruit a new midfielder in the January transfer window after off-field issues removed Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli from Massimiliano Allegri’s squad for the rest of the season. Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli has drawn up a long list of possible options for strengthening the team in January, and one name in particular has started to gain momentum in recent weeks. As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus recently contacted Phillips’entourage to sound out a possible decision in January and they have now begun to explore the idea further, believing that the 27-year-old could be the solution to their problem. The Englishman is on the bangs of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad and is expected to leave in the coming months, having played just 167 minutes of action in six appearances this season. The European champions are considering sending Phillips out on a six-month loan, a formula that would suit Juventus perfectly, and they don’t want to send him to a Premier League or Champions League rival.