Newcastle United Leading Juventus in Phillips Race

Juventus have been routinely attached to Kalvin Phillips in the last few days, and their interest is real, but they are not in the lead to secure his services, as Newcastle United are plotting a serious bid. They need to replace Sandro Tonali. The Bianconeri are waiting in the wings to see what the conditions could be, Tuttomercatoweb informs. Their brass has flown to London to cook up some deals.

They’ll put pedal to the metal if Manchester City signed off on a loan with an option to buy. It would be a rental since his valuation is high.

On the other hand, the Premier League champions could decide to sell Phillips outright, which would favor Newcastle United over Juventus. The Old Lady doesn’t intend to make a large investment in January.

The 27-year-old could transfer permanently for €45/50M. The Citizens won’t make any discounts even though he’s not a linchpin of their squad. They spent roughly the same sum to lure him from Leeds United.

Juventus are paying close attention to the English market ahead of the Winter window as, on top of Phillips, Jadon Sancho could also become an option, should he ask out and be let go for advantageous terms, the outlet relays. He has been banished from all first-team activities after falling out with coach Erik Ten Hag.

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