The Italian giant is interested in the transfer of midfielder Kalvin Phillips

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Juventus need to strengthen their midfield in the January transfer window and one player they are monitoring closely is Manchester City’s Calvin Phillips.

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The Whites’ midfield has been severely weakened in recent weeks as a result of off-field problems, with Paul Pogba at risk of a lengthy ban after a failed doping test and Nicolo Fagioli handed a seven-month ban for his role in the betting scandal putting

Juventus’ main target in January is Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who has hardly featured this season under new Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou.

The London club want €30 million for the 28-year-old, but the Bianconeri’s mediators are working on trying to set up a loan deal with an option to buy.

According to Calciomercato.com’s Daniele Longo, Juventus are also keeping a close eye on Phillips, who is expected to leave City in the upcoming transfer window.

The preferred formula for a deal would again be a loan with an option to buy, as Juventus do not intend to spend in January.

The Englishman is not part of Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad, seeing just 167 minutes of action this season and is likely to leave in January to find more regular game time ahead of next summer’s Euro 2024.

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