Date: 29th October 2023 at 5:00pm
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Newcastle United were held to a 2-2 draw by Wolves at Molineux on Saturday evening. 

The Magpies went ahead twice through Callum Wilson, but both of the Englishman’s goals were cancelled out by the hosts.

The result leaves Newcastle six in the Premier League table, while Gary O’Neil’s side sit 12th after a strong run of recent form.

Newcastle were without midfielder Sandro Tonali for the trip to Wolves, with the Italian having been banned for ten months for breaching betting regulations during his time with former club AC Milan.

With that in mind, it appears that the club could make a move for an out of favour Premier League midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January.

As per Football Insider, Newcastle could make a move to sign Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the new year.

Phillips could leave Manchester City on loan in January

The England international joined City from boyhood club Leeds United last summer, but has since struggled to establish himself in Pep Guardiola’s side.

In total he has made just 27 appearances for his current club, including just six so far this season.

The report claims that the Magpies will have to replace Tonali with a loan signing, as opposed to a permanent one, due to transfer budget restrictions.

If Newcastle do make an offer, it is claimed that City won’t stand in Phillips’ way and would allow him to leave as he isn’t integral to Guardiola’s plans at present.

City believe that allowing him to leave the club on loan could give Phillips the chance to impress once again, in turn generating more interest in him next summer when permanent offers might be considered.

Phillips’ failure to nail down a starting spot in Guardiola’s side hasn’t been helped by the form of fellow holding midfielder Rodri, who has been impressive over the past 12 months. ƒ

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