Manchester City reportedly want to add out-of-favour midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães to the Etihad.
According to the Mirror, the Cityzens are keen on the Newcastle United star and will do everything possible to land him this summer. That includes adding Kalvin Phillips to the deal, hoping Newcastle will soften their stance on selling the player.
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Guimarães joined the Magpies in January 2022 from French side Lyon for a reported €42.10 million deal. He has become a key member of Eddie Howe’s side and has made 28 appearances this season. He has contributed to seven goals in all competitions this season (four goals and three assists) and is seen as a long-term fixture in the Newcastle midfield.
As such, the Tyneside club have slapped an €80m price tag on the 25-year-old, who still has at least three years in his contract at St. James Park. They do not want to sell him any time soon.
However, Manchester City do not mind bidding for the player and are looking to include out-of-favour midfielder Phillips in a deal for the Newcastle United star. Phillips joined the Etihad side last summer from Leeds United. But he has not enjoyed his time at City, with a lack of fitness and form restricting him to just 345 minutes of competitive action this season.
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