Real Madrid have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The 26-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, has been a standout performer for club and country, which is believed to have caught the eye of a number of top European clubs.
Liverpool are understood to be huge admirers of Phillips, with one report claiming that they are prepared to offer £33.4m for the midfielder in the summer.
However, El Nacional reports that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring the Yorkshireman, who is one of the ‘great obsessions’ of head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The report adds that the Italian boss has made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he wants to recruit Phillips as a replacement for Casemiro, who has suffered a decline in form this term.
Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in the England international, who has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Elland Road.
Phillips, who has been with Leeds since the age of 14, has made a total of 226 appearances for his boyhood club across all competitions, scoring 14 goals and registering 13 assists.