Date: 7th May 2024 at 10:16am
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Manchester City will look to continue the defence of their Premier League title when they travel to London to face Fulham on Saturday afternoon. 

The Citizens defeated Wolves 5-1 on Saturday to stay a single point behind league leaders Arsenal, but Pep Guardiola’s side do have a game-in-hand and will defend their crown if they win their final three matches.

If they do win the title, they will become the first team in the competition’s history to lift four consecutive Premier League titles, but Arsenal will be desperate to stop them from doing so and the title race therefore looks likely to go right down to the wire.

In the meantime, it has emerged that one of City’s current players is regarded as too expensive by potential buyers.

According to Football Insider, Kalvin Phillips’ £40 million price tag is putting potential suitors off the idea of moving for the midfielder.

Phillips faces an uncertain future after his loan spell at West Ham ends

The Englishman, who is currently on loan at West Ham United, has seen his career stall since joining City from boyhood club Leeds United in 2022.

His move to The London Stadium has also failed to spark a return to his best form, with the 28-year-old making a number of high profile mistakes during the early weeks of his time in the capital.

In total the midfielder has made ten appearances for the Hammers since joining the club in January, but he isn’t expected to make the switch permanent and will therefore return to The Etihad at the end of the season.

City will look to offload the England international this summer, according to the report, but their £40 million valuation of the player is regarded by other clubs as being too high.

City paid a reported fee of £45 million to sign Phillips from Leeds two years ago.

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