By Danny Wright

11th Jun, 2023 | 10:07am

Kalvin Phillips makes Aston Villa transfer decision with Manchester City willing to listen to offers

Manchester City are willing to listen to bids for Kalvin Phillips amid interest from Aston Villa, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper reported on Sunday (11 June, page 98) that West Ham are also targeting the 27-year-old England midfielder.

However, despite City’s willingness to sell the former Leeds man, the Mail on Sunday claims that Phillips wants to stay put at the Etihad and prove himself after a disappointing debut season in the North-West.

Phillips joined Man City from Leeds last year in a deal worth up to £45million.

However, despite costing so much money, the 26-times England international started just four games in all competitions for the Citizens as they won the 2022/23 treble.

He played just three times in the Champions League, all as a substitute and adding up to a total of just 40 minutes.

In the Premier League, it took him until May to get his first start in a 1-0 win over Chelsea before his second start came in a 1-0 loss to Brentford on the final day of the campaign.

Aston Villa have already made moves to bolster their midfield options this summer by signing free agent Youri Tielemans after he was released by Leicester.

Villa confirmed on Saturday (10 June) that an agreement has been reached to sign the Belgium midfielder.

Tielemans was relegated from the Premier League with Leicester this season but remains a highly-rated talent.

The Independent reported on 24 May that the Villans are also interested in Leicester’s Harvey Barnes and are leading the race to sign the winger.

In other Aston Villa news, a “scary” verdict has been stared on Jacob Ramsey amid disappointment.