Manchester City's star, Kalvin Phillips, is reportedly close to joining West Ham United in the current winter transfer window.
A news network confirmed on Monday evening that all parties involved in the deal are currently working towards reaching a verbal agreement for Phillips to move to the Hammers.
West Ham is said to be negotiating with Manchester City to secure the player on a loan basis until the end of the current season. It's worth noting that recent reports had also linked Phillips with a potential move to Barcelona.
Phillips is reportedly open to the idea of joining West Ham immediately to defend the team's colors in the second half of the season. It is still unclear whether Manchester City will allow their player to include a clause that enables a permanent transfer after the loan period.
The 28-year-old midfielder is currently under contract with Manchester City until June 2028. His market value is estimated to be around 28 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.
Having participated in only four league matches with Manchester City this season, Phillips, the English international midfielder, has earned 31 caps with the Three Lions.
Phillips has expressed his readiness to terminate his current club affiliation this winter.
Phillips will leave this winter either on loan or permanently because he wants to play regularly. He aims to participate in the UEFA European Championship 2024 and be a key player for coach Gareth Southgate.
According to press reports, West Ham United has emerged as the top contender for Phillips, looking to acquire him on loan until the summer, with a subsequent permanent purchase. However, they are expected to cover the costs of the deal within the framework of financial fair play conditions.