Kalvin Phillips will return from vacation today and seal a £45m move to Man City from Leeds with a doctor tomorrow


KALVIN PHILLIPS is due to return from vacation today and complete his £45m move to Manchester City.

The champions reached an agreement with Leeds for the England midfielder at the end of last week and the personal terms have also been settled.


Kalvin Phillips is set to complete his move to Manchester City from boyhood club LeedsCredit: Getty

He is booked for a medical on Friday and provided all goes to plan he should be a City player by the weekend.

Leeds were hoping to persuade the 26-year-old to give them another season after avoiding a drop on the final day of the campaign.

They felt the prospect of playing regular first-team football in the build-up to the World Cup could prove crucial for Phillips.

However, the chance to play in the Champions League for manager Pep Guardiola proved too hard for the Elland Road favorite to turn down.

City will pay an initial fee of £42m with the possibility of the fee increasing by £3m due to add-ons.

His arrival will likely mean Belgian prospect Romeo Lavia, 18, is allowed to leave the club for Southampton in a £10m deal.

It follows Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez as Guardiola’s top signings ahead of the new season.

Goalkeeper Stefan Ortega was at the Etihad this week and is expected to sign a free transfer.


The deal is expected to be confirmed once his contract with former club Arminia Bielefield expires today.

This will allow current understudy Zack Steffen to join Middlesbrough on loan and get some game time ahead of the World Cup.

The 27-year-old will be hoping to retain his No.1 spot in the US national team as he faces competition from new Arsenal stopper Matt Turner.

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