Juventus set for talks over Man Utd and Newcastle target

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. Photo by Shutterstock.

Juventus are set to initiate talks with Manchester City for the transfer of midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Recent statements from City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, suggest Phillips is currently outside of his tactical plans, prompting interest from the Italian giants.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Phillips is now officially up for grabs, with Juventus eyeing him as a cost-effective and temporary midfield fix.

The club’s long-term goal remains securing Teun Koopmeiners, but Phillips offers an immediate solution.

Plans are underway for Juventus’s sporting director, Cristiano Guintoli, to meet with Manchester City representatives.

This meeting is expected imminently, potentially this week, ahead of City’s departure for the FIFA Club World Cup. Juventus’s proposal likely includes a six-month loan with an option for a summer purchase.

Concerned about his Euro 2024 prospects due to limited game time at City, Phillips is open to new opportunities.

While Manchester United, Tottenham, and Newcastle United show interest, Phillips’s agent has signaled a favorable inclination towards Juventus.