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Exclusive: Newcastle in pole position to sign player after £7.5m fee reveal.

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Newcastle is in pole position to acquire the player following the £7.5 million fee revelation, according to an exclusive.According to sources for Football Insider, Newcastle and Juventus are the current frontrunners to sign Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City for next month.

Pep Guardiola’s squad has notified the midfielder that he is available to join a new club in January; the player has reached the conclusion that he wishes to pursue consistent playing time elsewhere.According to sources who spoke to Football Insider, both the Italian titans and the Magpies have expressed interest in the 28-year-old and are in prime position to secure his signature.Additionally, Tottenham, who are considering acquiring a central midfielder this winter, are monitoring the England international.

 

In January, it is more probable that Phillips will depart the Etihad on loan rather than sign a permanent contract, albeit at a substantial cost to any purchasing club.

 

Football Insider reported last week (16 December) that Manchester City offered Everton a £7.5 million loan fee for Phillips for the season last summer.Additionally, they were instructed that the Toffees are obligated to pay his weekly compensation in full, which are estimated to be in excess of £140,000.

 

The same holds true for the numerous clubs currently competing for Phillips’ signature, despite the fact that the loan fee will have been reduced by roughly fifty percent.

 

The twenty-one-year old has accumulated 318 minutes across all competitions in just 31 appearances since joining for £45 million from Leeds United in 2022.In addition to a debilitating injury crisis, Newcastle have been without another £55 million defensive midfielder, Sandro Tonali, for the duration of a ten-month suspension for gambling violations.After an unexpected 1-0 loss to Luton Town on Saturday (December 23), they are currently positioned seventh in the Premier League standings. Their upcoming matchup is against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (December 26).

 

Sources report that Newcastle United has terminated the player’s contract after he consents to join a new club.

 

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