Newcastle United transfer target 'agrees' Premier League move - deal at advanced stage

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips has agreed to join another Premier League club.

Newcastle United transfer target Kalvin Phillips has reportedly agreed to join West Ham United.

The England midfielder swapped Leeds United for Manchester City in a deal worth £42million 18 months ago. However, the move hasn't gone to plan with Phillips making just two Premier League starts in that time.

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Restricted to just 10 appearances this season, Phillips has decided to seek regular first-team football and Newcastle United, along with Crystal Palace and West Ham, have shown a strong interest.

But Man City's demands - thought to be a £7m loan fee - have been a stumbling block. Therefore, Newcastle dropped out of the race last week and will only return to the table if the terms change.

That has allowed West Ham to step up their pursuit and according to talkSPORT, the 28-year-old has agreed to the switch. Talks over a loan deal are at an advanced stage.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is keen to bolster his squad this month with the midfield identified as a priority position. United are without summer signing Sandro Tonali until August and Joelinton is likely to miss the rest of the campaign as he recovers from thigh surgery.

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With Elliot Anderson also sidelined for another six weeks, Newcastle only have three fit senior midfielders in Lewis Miley, Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes, who is one Premier League yellow card away from a two-match ban.

But it's likely the Magpies will have to sell before buying this month as they comply with Premier League Profitability and Sustainability rules. In the last few days, Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron have all been subject to interest from elsewhere.

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