West Ham agree Phillips loan deal with Man City

 
Kalvin Phillips defensive midfield of Manchester City and England controls the ball during the FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023 match between Urawa Reds v Manchester City FC at King Abdullah Sports City on December 19, 2023 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

West Ham have agreed a deal with Manchester City to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan for the rest of the season.

Phillips, 28, signed a six-year contract when he arrived at City from Leeds in a £45m deal in July 2022.

However, he has struggled under Pep Guardiola and has only started twice this term in all competitions.

Phillips, who is also interesting Juventus, now appears set to have a medical in London later this week.

Personal terms are not expected to be a problem, with the Hammers set to cover Phillips' salary and there will reportedly be an option to make the move permanent.

Numerous clubs had expressed an interest in the player but City's demand for a sizable loan fee has dissuaded clubs such as Newcastle from pursuing Phillips.

Phillips, who remains a member of Gareth Southgate's England squad, is flying back to the UK today with the rest of the City squad from a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi.

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