Date: 15th June 2022 at 11:20am
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Premier League champions Manchester City are hoping to raise £200 million from player sales to fund a move for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to reports.

As per The Telegraph, Pep Guardiola’s side are set to let a number of first team players leave this summer, in an effort to make space in the squad and raise funds.

Gabriel Jesus is the most likely candidate to leave The Etihad following the arrival of Erling Haaland, with a transfer to Arsenal seemingly the Brazilian’s most likely next move.

Jesus has also been linked with other clubs including Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, but it appears that Arsenal remain in pole position to land the striker this summer.

Jesus could be on his way out of City this summer

Raheem Sterling is another name being linked with a move away from Manchester, with Chelsea also linked with the Englishman.

Other players, including Nathan Ake, could also be allowed to leave this summer if suitors can be found.

The ex-Liverpool winger has seen a decrease in his playing time since the emergence of Phil Foden and the arrival of Jack Grealish, and could be on his way out of the club in an effort to secure more regular football before this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

The report claims that, once City have raised funds and cleared some space within their squad, they will move for Leeds’ Phillips, who has also been linked with other clubs including Manchester United and West Ham United.

City are hoping to sign Phillips as a long term replacement for Fernandinho, who has recently left the club after a nine-year spell.

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