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Juventus interested in signing Kalvin Phillips in January

Serie A giants Juventus are pursuing a January transfer move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to Sky Italia.

With the winter transfer window fast approaching, the Bianconeri are determined to bolster their midfield options, especially with Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli ruled out of action. 

Pogba faces the possibility of a lengthy ban after testing positive for a banned substance.

Fagioli has been banned from football activities for the next seven months for his involvement in a betting scandal ravaging Italian football.

Sporting director for Juventus Cristiano Guintoli is already hard at work, exploring potential options to reinforce the team’s midfield in January.

They are exploring Premier League options with their shortlist, including Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Arsenal’s Thomas Partey. 

They have also added Phillips to their list of targets.

Phillips has been on the periphery of Manchester City’s squad since he arrived from Leeds United in 2022. 

With Rodri firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, the England international could look for a move away.

This situation makes him an attractive proposition for Juventus, who are keen to strengthen their midfield. 

The question remains whether Guardiola would be open to Phillips leaving mid-season. Juventus are reportedly considering an initial loan arrangement with an option to make the move permanent.

Juventus have been interested in Partey for a while, but concerns about his injury history have caused them to evaluate their options carefully. The Ghanaian has been battling niggling injuries throughout his time in England.

As for Hojbjerg, Tottenham’s asking price is an obstacle.

Juventus now have Phillips on their radar, but negotiations and discussions with City will likely determine whether this move comes to fruition.

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