West Ham must agree to £7m fee to complete signing of Man City star ahead of Newcastle and Crystal Palace

West Ham have jumped ahead of Crystal Palace and Newcastle for the signing of Kalvin Phillips.

West Ham United have rekindled their interest in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, LondonWorld can confirm, but they will have to agree to City's £7million loan fee to seal the deal. 

Crystal Palace were leading the race for the midfielder with Newcastle also interested, but West Ham have now jumped ahead of everyone with the player desperate to move to save his Euro 2024 campaign.

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There has been soft interest also from Europe, with Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Juventus also linked even though the midfielder's immediate focus will be to remain in the Premier League.

Palace manager Hodgson admitted this week that his club were interested in the midfielder even though he did hint that they didn't have the financial muscles for a loan deal that had a clause of making the move permanent.

Hodgson told reporters ahead of their game against Everton: "He's a good player. "I would like to think that if Kalvin Phillips is available and a possibility for the club - once again, there will be financial restrictions, who knows whether the club feels they will be able to afford that - but if you're talking about the level of player, I don't feel there will be many managers who would not say 'yeah, we will be really happy to have him come to the club.

"As far as I'm concerned, it's a name that's out there. All we know, like most other clubs, is that there is a possibility that Manchester City will either sell him or loan him. 

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"If they are purely going to sell him, then I don't think we will be in the market. If they're going to loan him, I would like to think that we could possibly put our hand up and push ourselves forward."

Phillips hasn't started a league game all season and is desperate to retain his position in the England midfield and with fellow Three Lions midfielder Jordan Henderson returning to Europe to fight for his spot, Philips will be desperate to also sort out his future and get back to playing regularly.

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