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Manchester City transfer roundup: Kalvin Phillips latest, Pep Guardiola keeping tabs on Toni Kroos

Sports Mole rounds up the latest Manchester City transfer news, including updates on Raheem Sterling, Kalvin Phillips and Toni Kroos.

Manchester City have added forwards Erling Braut Haaland and Julian Alvarez to their ranks, but Pep Guardiola is now keen to reinforce his squad in other positions as they bid to challenge on all fronts once again in the 2022-23 season.

The Citizens are believed to be on the lookout for a new central midfielder and a new left-back, while there could also be a number of high-profile departures as competition for places is rife at the Etihad Stadium.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Man City transfer news, including an update on the future of Raheem Sterling and potential moves for Kalvin Phillips and Toni Kroos.

Man City face competition for Kalvin Phillips signature

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips applauds fans after the match on April 9, 2022© Reuters

Man City have been strongly linked with a move for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Guardiola is understood to have identified the Yorkshireman as his primary target.

However, the Citizens are set to face competition for the 25-year-old's signature, as Football Insider reports that both West Ham United and Aston Villa have tabled formal bids for the midfielder.

While the Hammers are keen to replace club legend Mark Noble, Steven Gerrard is looking to strengthen his midfield options as he aims to push his Villa side towards the European places.

It is thought that Man City remain the favourites to sign Phillips should he decide to leave Leeds this summer, and a fee in the region of £50m could be enough to lure him away from Elland Road.

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Pep Guardiola 'very aware' of Toni Kroos contract situation at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos pictured on November 6, 2021© Reuters

While City have their eye set on recruiting Phillips this summer, Guardiola is also keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

Todofichajes claims that the Spaniard is 'very aware' of the 32-year-old's contract situation at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the midfielder allegedly not interested in extending his current deal which expires in June 2023.

Los Blancos would be willing to accept offers worth around €20m (£17.2m) for the Germany international, who has made 364 appearances for the club since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2014.

In 2013-14, Guardiola briefly coached Kroos during his time with the perennial Bundesliga winners, and the former is believed to be keen to reunite with the latter at the Etihad Stadium.

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Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling this summer?

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their fourth goal to complete his hat-trick on February 12, 2022© Reuters

Raheem Sterling's future with the Citizens continues to be questioned and with just a year remaining on his contract, the forward could be on the move this summer.

Chelsea are understood to have failed with a £21.4m bid plus add-ons for the 27-year-old, and while the Blues are preparing to table a second offer, they could face competition from Real Madrid.

Journalist Ekrem Konur claims that Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti has approved the signing of Sterling this summer after failing to lure Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.

The England international, who has also attracted interest from Barcelona and AC Milan, could be available for a figure in excess of €55m (£47.1m).

> Read the full story HERE

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