Manchester City became a club that is permanently attentive to business and rarely misses out on big-time signings in any transfer window. Even now, with the summer transfer market closed, they might be making plans for future signings.

The Citizens know their Premier League crown could be at risk this season with a mighty Manchester United - boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo, a powerful ChelseaLiverpool, and Tottenham all in contention for the title.

Pep Guardiola's boys have welcomed English star Jack Grealish to their ranks but their rivals have strengthened themselves a lot, something that could be dangerous not only this year but in the long term. Therefore, City would set their sights on a league figure for next season.

Man City reportedly interested in Premier League star valued at €30m

Over the last few years, they got used to succeed. But Manchester City know they need to rotate every once in a while to keep on fighting at the top. That explains why they had to bid farewell to club legend Sergio 'Kun' Aguero last season, for instance.

And eventually, they'll have to find a dependable replacement for veteran defensive midfield Fernandinho, who runs out of contract on June 2022. According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Manchester City target Leeds United and England international Kalvin Phillips.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United. (Getty)

The holding midfield thrived ever since Marcelo Bielsa took the reins of the team back in 2018, earning a national team call-up and helping the Whites reaching a long-awaited return to the English first tier.

Now, he might be ready to take the next step in his career. The report claims he could be sold for €30 million, something that seems more than plausible for Manchester City. Phillips is under contract until 2024 at Elland Road but if the Citizens are serious about their intentions, they shouldn't have much problem landing him.

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