Date: 28th March 2023 at 11:15am
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Manchester City have significant work to do in the closing months of the season if they are to retain their Premier League crown. 

Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit second in the table, eight points behind surprise leaders Arsenal.

Regardless of whether or not The Citizens win the league, Guardiola’s squad could look quite different next term.

A number of players have been linked with a move away from The Etihad, including midfielder Ilkay Gundogan who is set to be out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

Another player that has been linked with a departure is Kalvin Phillips, and it appears that the Englishman could push for a move.

90min claims that the midfielder is ready to leave the club this summer, despite having only joined City last summer.

The England international is reportedly attracting interest from Premier League clubs and could push to leave amid fears over his lack of playing time.

Phillips, 27, joined The Citizens from Leeds United last summer, but his first season in Manchester hasn’t quite gone to plan.

Phillips is reportedly pushing for a move away from City

So far, the midfielder has made just five Premier League appearances, totalling just 56 minutes.

The former Whites star made his City debut on the opening day of the Premier League season, being introduced as a substitute against West Ham United.

A shoulder injury thwarted his progress, though, and since returning to full fitness the Englishman has struggled to force himself into the first team.

The midfielder, who cost City £42 million just nine months ago, remains a regular for England at international level at present but is said to be worried that his place will be under threat if he continues to be snubbed at club level.

In January, former side Leeds made an offer to sign the player on loan for the remainder of the campaign, while West Ham United also reportedly made an approach.

It is also claimed that Leicester City, Newcastle United and Wolves are also all interested in Phillips, and City will not stand in his way if a suitable offer is made.

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