Date: 7th January 2024 at 1:07pm
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Manchester City face Championship side Huddersfield Town in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon. 

The Citizens won a remarkable five trophies in 2023 and will be hoping to start the new year on a positive note with victory over the Terriers.

Manager Pep Guardiola could rotate his side for the visit of Huddersfield, with fringe players such as Kalvin Phillips likely to be involved.

The Englishman has endured a difficult spell in Manchester since joining the club from Leeds United in 2022, and it appears that a proposed move abroad has now collapsed.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Italian side Juventus have walked away from talks over a move for Phillips.

The report claims that the Serie A giants have no intention of proceeding with a move for the England international after learning of Man City’s financial demands.

Phillips looks likely to leave The Etihad this month

Phillips, 28, has played just 31 times since joining City from the Whites, with the Englishman struggling to establish himself as a regular ahead of Spaniard Rodri.

So far this season he has played just ten times, failing to start a single Premier League game for Guardiola’s side.

Despite Juventus walking away from the move, Romano also claims that fellow Premier League side Newcastle United remain interested in a move for the former Leeds man.

The Magpies are in need of a new defensive midfielder after losing Sandro Tonali to a long-term ban for breaching betting restrictions while playing for former side AC Milan.

Phillips’ current contract is set to run until the summer of 2028, but it appears almost certain that he will depart The Etihad prior to that date.

Juventus will now turn their attention to Tiago Djalo, Romano claims.

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