Manchester City have reportedly reached a deal worth £45million. To sign the highly-targeted Manchester United star ahead of their pursuit of Marc Cugure. Grandma is next
Manchester City are close to completing a £45m deal for Leeds United midfielder Calvin Phillips. Deals expected to be finalized next week. The Blues will pay £42m plus £3m in add-ons for the 26-year-old. He is now on vacation. Sportsmail revealed earlier. This month that talks were expected to take place after United’s game. England squad and negotiations have accelerated in recent days after Philips switched agents.
Leeds have made up their minds about the loss of Phillips. They have discussed the possibility of having players switch over. However a separate deal worth £5million is currently being negotiated for him. The 18-year-old midfielder Darko Giabi in his move from Manchester City to Elland Road, will sign a four-year deal pending a medical next week. Phillips has two years left on his contract with Leeds and stated last season that he was happy to stay at the club. But talks over a new deal have not yet materialized, with Aston Villa and Newcastle United both showing interest in signing the academy star. Meanwhile, Leeds turned down a £55m offer from West Ham in January UFABET .
Pep Guardiola wants Phillips in his place. Fernandinho, who has left, with a remarkable performance for England at Euro 2020 has also attracted interest from Manchester United , but the option to move to Manchester Chester City, not wanting to break his relationship with Leeds United, was eventually agreed a £45m deal, with BBC Sport indicating a £42m upfront payment and possible add-ons. 3 million pounds
On the other hand, Leeds are about to lose Phillips. But they will get new players to join the team as well. When it was signed with Mark Roca from Bayern Munich, and although he was about to get a Giabi. But they are still looking for another defensive midfielder, with RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams among the names in talks. They are also expecting better offers for winger Rafinha , who wants to leave after rejecting Arsenal ‘s £30m offer with add-ons earlier this week, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. They are also interested in the £65 million Brazilian player.
Even though there was money coming in But Leeds are aiming not to spend big . PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gapo and Wolves’ Adama Traore are also on their list of targets. He is, like Bruges forward Charles de Keletar , although the latter is considered too expensive at £35m and has interest from AC Milan . Another experienced goalkeeper comes in, with Watford’s Ben Foster on the list. and another left-back
Meanwhile, after Phillips, City are expected to move forward with the signing of Brighton left-back Marc Gugureya for £40m. That was lost through the sale of Gabriel Jesus, a player who is valued at 50 million pounds, as well as Raheem Sterling and Oleksandr Zinchenko from the C side. Their defender J Egan-Riley will move to Burnley for £350,000, with a further £400,000 to be paid on-the-job and a percentage of sale is included in his contract.