West Ham United interested in Kalvin Phillips?

West Ham United have reportedly identified Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips to replace Declan Rice.

The Hammers were heavily linked with a big-money move to sign Phillips from his former club Leeds United last January, but they ultimately lost out to the Premier League champions over the summer.

The England international, who has a contract with City until 2028, has since been struggling with injuries during his first season at the Etihad and has appeared for just 53 minutes across four substitute appearances in all competitions.

According to Football Insider, West Ham United have been “alerted” by Phillips’ situation and will contemplate reigniting their interest in the 27-year-old midfielder if Rice leaves the club next summer – with his current deal due to expire in June 2024.

The report adds that Phillips could be available for less than the fee paid by Manchester City last summer.

It has been suggested that the East London outfit will only entertain offers in excess of £100m for captain Declan Rice.

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