Glory coach Dave Mitchell expressed his interest in signing Phillips this summer, resulting in Blues highlighting the matter to FIFA. But in the run-up to the crunch top-of-the-table clash against Wolves, Phillips has dismissed a move Down Under - or anywhere else for that matter, even if Alex McLeish's side fail to win promotion.
"I read the reports and I haven't got a clue where all this came from, I knew nothing about it," he said in the Birmingham Mail. "Going to Australia doesn't interest me at all anyway. I've had chances to go abroad before, but it's not something I've considered.
"I'm at a fantastic club and my focus is on trying to help us get promotion back to the Premier League. I signed a two-year contract and, definitely, Birmingham's where I want to be.
"When I came in the summer I had a plan in mind to finish my career in the Premier League and we are in an excellent position, so hopefully that's what happens. But if we don't go up, then I'd still be happy to be a Birmingham player, I haven't got any plans to move anywhere else."
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