An update on Juventus’ rumoured pursuit of Manchester City star Kalvin Phillips has been provided on Tuesday.
The name of midfielder Phillips has of course dominated the headlines at the Allianz Stadium over recent weeks.
This comes amid widespread reports that the England international, out of favour at Man City owing to a long-term fitness struggle, has been identified as a prime target to reinforce Juve’s ranks in the middle of the park.
Massimiliano Allegri’s engine room is in desperate need of fresh blood, owing to the respective bans handed down to Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli.
And Phillips is evidently viewed as a potential low-risk, low-cost addition.
In fact, as confirmed by international transfer intermediary Stefano Antonelli, who has worked closely with Juve that the Bianconeri will only move for the former Leeds United standout if a loan deal with no obligation to buy can be agreed.
Speaking in an interview with TuttomercatoWeb, Antonelli explained:
“Juventus would take Phillips on a well-paid, expensive loan, with an option to buy per goal, because they won’t have obligations to buy.”
“Then someone will sell in the Premier League , there €25 million- €30 million is an acceptable and possible budget, not here. There isn’t one of the top six in Italy that will put such figures on the table for someone in January.“
Conor Laird | GIFN