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Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli will soon meet Manchester City to start discussing a January deal for Kalvin Phillips.
The 28-year-old Englishman seems destined to leave the European champions in the coming months after playing little this season, with just 215 minutes of action in eight games. Pep Guardiola recently admitted to the press that he didn’t see him in his team. Juventus are looking for interesting opportunities in the transfer market and have identified Phillips as a solid option to strengthen Massimiliano Allegri’s midfield, which is missing Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli through suspension. As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport via TMW, Juventus director Giuntoli is ready to meet his Manchester City counterparts, possibly during or after their trip to Saudi Arabia for the Club World Cup, to begin negotiations for Phillips. The Old Lady hope to sign the English midfielder on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy, allowing them to move permanently this summer if they secure Champions League qualification. Phillips has apparently already given the green light for a move to Turin, but has also attracted the attention of various Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United and Tottenham.