Date:14th June 2022 at 11:18am
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Manchester City struck fear into Premier League defenders on Monday, as they officially announced the addition of Erling Haaland to their already illustrious crop of attackers. 

City had made no secret of their attempts to land the 21-year-old, who has scored 115 goals and provides 30 assists in his last 116 games at club level.

Haaland cost City £51.2 million, but it appears that the club’s spending this summer will not stop there, with Pep Guardiola now eyeing a move for a midfielder.

As per The Times, the Citizens are now pursuing a move for Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips, as they look to fill the void left by the departed Fernandinho.

Phillips, 26, has been linked with a number of clubs including Manchester United and West Ham United, but it seems that City are now keen on landing the Englishman.

Phillips is currently on international duty with England

Guardiola is reportedly prepared to push heavily for a deal to be done, and City are hopeful that the star factor of both the Spaniard and his new Norwegian striker will be enough to persuade Phillips to move to The Etihad.

The midfielder has made more than 230 appearances for his boyhood club, and had been in sensational form since their promotion to the Premier League two years ago, forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s England side for Euro 2020.

He has been linked with a move away though, reportedly wanting to play in the Champions League and compete for silverware, although a move to the Red Devils has been ruled out due to Phillips’ loyalty to Leeds.

City are keen to get a deal completed as soon as possible, and have set a deadline for an agreement which, if not met, will mean they look elsewhere.

 
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