Leeds will try and keep hold of Kalvin Phillips for another year by hoping nobody matches their £60m asking price, according to reports in the English media.
Manchester United, West Ham and Aston Villa are the three clubs who have been most heavily linked with the midfielder, along with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, and Leeds know they may not be able to keep the player for too much longer.
Phillips, who has 19 caps for England, is expected to switch agents this summer and, with talks over a contract extension having stalled, it does appear he is looking to leave Elland Road.
The 26-year-old’s current deal with Leeds does expire in 2024, so the Yorkshire club still feel they can command a good fee for the player. Whether that will put United off, we shall have to wait and see.
Any official bid for Phillips will have to be approved by Erik ten Hag and that is not a foregone conclusion. The Red Devils do need to strengthen their midfield options but the Dutchman may have other targets in mind.