Leeds is said to be hoping to beat off Manchester City’s interest in star midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer. Manchester United are also said to be interested in star midfielder Kalvin Phillips, but it is understood that the midfielder is not keen on joining one of Leed’s oldest rivals. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to join fierce rivals Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to land England starlet Kalvin Phillips from Leeds in a deal that could potentially cost up to PS 60m this summer. Manchester City has also made Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips their main target in their bid to replace departing winger Fernandinho, who is out of contract at The Etihad.
The report claims that Manchester City’s offer will be attractive for the striker this summer. Manchester City target Kalvin Phillips is expected to depart should Leeds get relegated to the Championship, thanks to the release clause in his contract that would see him leave for a mere PS 25m. Phillips, meanwhile, is under contract until 2024, with Leeds expected to look to ensure his long-term future via a new deal. Potential complications in Leeds’s bid to lock up Kalvin Phillips for new terms have emerged, while one report claims Man City made re-signing him their top priority following the withdrawal of a Man Utd target.
After last-ditch survival by Leeds, Leeds is now free to demand what they like from Man City’s transfer target, Kalvin Phillips. With all this in mind, it is easy to understand why Manchester City would be interested in approaching Leeds United to see if they would be prepared to part ways with Kalvin Phillips. The Mirror reported last month that City’s English counterparts had identified Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips as a potential replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, who has been heavily linked with leaving the Etihad Stadium ahead of next season’s opening. It seems that there is still hope for Leeds boyhood fans to stay at Elland Road in the coming season (2022-23). However, attention from City’s rivals in Manchester cannot be ignored. The Mirror recently suggested that Leeds United will reluctantly take up an approach, with the player finding it too good to refuse.
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips is signed at Leeds until 2024 but has received significant interest from the likes of Premier League rivals, including Aston Villa and Manchester United. Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is unwilling to offer England ace, Kalvin Phillips a contract offer before June, with a lucrative new deal – estimated to cost about PS 100,000 per week – dependent on Leeds avoiding being relegated. With Leeds in grave danger of returning to the Championship, while their City rivals City still seem like a long shot of qualifying for the Champions League, it looks like they may just be able to prise Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Elland Road, against all expectations. Full-back Rasmus Kristensen has agreed with terms for a five-year deal at Elland Road, which runs through to the summer of 2027, the Leeds United Champions League has revealed, and he will offer squad depth to the Peacocks in their upcoming campaign as they try to avoid the injury problems and absences which nearly cost them their top-flight spot this time.