Manchester United fought hard to earn a point against league leaders and European Champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils remain 12 points behind the Blues and need massive improvements in order to become title challengers.
The Old Trafford outfit have to reinforce the midfield department, they have been linked with Kalvin Phillips for quite some time (The Star) and now, reports suggest that a move is being prepared to finally sign him.
According to Spanish source, Fichajes, Man Utd ready a bid worth £59.2million (70 million euros) to sign the England international who is a top play breaker in the Premier League.
It is stated that the 20-time English champions face competition from the likes of Tottenham and reigning champions Manchester City.
On the other hand, the 25-year-old star would not be willing to move to OT and the Whites have no intention of selling him to their bitter rivals. Still, it will not stop United from making their move.
At the moment, Matic, is our only specialist play breaker. The Serbian will turn 34 next year and he has only started 5 games in the Premier League this term. Therefore, the veteran must be replaced.
Man Utd clearly lack a midfielder, who can provide a solid cover in front of the back four and also perform the role of a deep lying playmaker. In such a scenario, Phillips, who was a key member of the Three Lions side that reached the final of the Euros, would be the ideal signing.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming months. In your view, should Man Utd bid £59.2million to sign Kalvin Phillips?