By Pranav Shahaney

14th Jun, 2022 | 11:00am

Manchester City plan £200m clearout to free up funds for Leeds United ace Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City could be handed a major boost in their quest to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer.

According to The Telegraph, they could raise over £200million in player sales this summer and are expected to pursue a move for the England international.

With Fernandinho having left the club, the Citizens are prepared to sign Phillips for a fee in the region of £60million.

Worrying times

Manchester City are one of the richest clubs in the world and the fact that they’re owned by billionaires closely linked with the Abu Dhabi state means that no transfer fee is too big for them.

Phillips and Raphinha are two of Leeds’ biggest assets but both could leave for club-record fees this summer, given the ilk of clubs vying for their services.

Whether or not Phillips would want to leave is a different question altogether, but he knows that he is deserving of playing in the Champions League and competing for trophies every year.

He also knows that he’s at the peak of his career and another long-term injury could see clubs like City cool their interest in his services.

This means that he could be in the mood to strike when the iron’s hot and Leeds fans will understand if he decides to move for the betterment of his career.

While it would be something that they would need some time to get over, they will not hold it against the player.

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