Juventus are holding talks with Manchester City to negotiate a salary percentage and option to buy for Newcastle United target Kalvin Phillips.


A scramble for the Manchester City midfielder is developing in advance of the official opening of the January transfer window.


Manchester City are happy for Phillips to move on loan, with Newcastle keen to take him to St James’ Park and having been seen as favourites to do the deal.




Juventus however are equally determined to sign the midfielder and, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, are now discussing the details of an agreement with Manchester City.


The Italian champions are currently talking to the Cityzens about the percentage of Phillips’ salary they would have to pay during the loan.



Also being spoken about is the price at which an option to buy would be set.


Phillips has already given his approval to a move to Juventus and he would be happy to head to Turin.



The midfielder though would also be prepared to stay in the Premier League at Newcastle if he is presented with a realistic chance to play regularly.