PSG is reportedly in the market for an experienced midfielder to add to their ranks through the ongoing winter transfer window and it's been reported that England international Kalvin Phillips, currently at Manchester City, has been offered to the French champions.
PSG's manager, Luis Enrique, is preparing for the Champions League round of 16 against Real Sociedad and is facing several player absences, including Achraf Hakimi and Lee Kang-in. The team's need for midfield reinforcement is evident, especially with Fabian Ruiz injured and the young Brazilian Gabriel Moscardo, who is set to join PSG in the summer, currently injured as well.
All of that said, this feels a little bit of a far-fetched report manufactured by the English media in order to facilitate a move and lure PSG into signing a useless player since Phillips moved to PSG.
Despite speculations in the English press (notably from the clickbaity and sensationalist Daily Telegraph) about PSG having a strong interest in buying Phillips, reports from French outlet RMC Sport have suggested most recently that the interest from PSG is not substantial, if it exits at all.
English journalist and football insider Ben Jacobs further asserted that PSG does not have an interest in Phillips, contradicting the rumors popping up in his home nation.
The possibility of acquiring Phillips seems even less likely if considering the financial aspects of any potential deal. Manchester City reportedly wants to loan, not sell, the player with a compensation of around €5.7 million going their way. They are also demanding the club getting him a mandatory purchase of the player next July quoted at €49 million, the price Man City initially paid for Phillips.
Additionally, Phillips' salary at Manchester City adds even more economic concerns to whoever wants to land him, as he's operating under a hefty wage that makes no sense given what he's done (nothing) and his talents (minimal).
It's fair to rule PSG out of this race, and all things considered that's for the best of the French club.