Kalvin Phillips IS ready to commit his long-term future to Leeds – despite interest from Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa – but England midfielder puts talks on hold until the summer due to change of agents
- Kalvin Phillips has told Leeds United he is willing to extend his stay
- The 26-year-old midfielder has two years left on contract at Elland Road
- He is aware of interest from Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle United
Kalvin Phillips’s future is unlikely to be resolved until June as Premier League rivals continue to circle.
The Leeds United midfielder, who has two years left on contract, has told the club he is willing to extend his stay at Elland Road and is aware of interest from Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle United among others.
However, Phillips is in the process of changing agents and the agreement with his current representative is due to end this summer.
Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips (above) has told the club he is willing to extend his stay
Until that business is finalised, conclusive talks over the next stage of his career are unlikely to take place.
Leeds also have to secure their Premier League status and so far that looks on course. The 26-year-old England international has always shown his affection for the club but is keen to play in the Champions League.
Phillips, who is in contention to start in the crucial game against Watford on Saturday following a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring injury, is admired by clubs competing for Champions League places but they have yet to come to the fore and have other options to consider.
West Ham saw two offers around £55m rejected in January while notably Aston Villa, as revealed by Sportsmail, and Newcastle are also willing to test Leeds’ resolve.
The 26-year-old is aware of interest from Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle United
Leeds remain ambitious themselves but are realistic over the budget they work within when negotiating.
They expect to lose winger Raphinha with Barcelona and Paris St Germain keen and are braced for bids for Phillips and goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
They remain hopeful of striking a deal with Red Bull Salzburg for Brenden Aaronson and are holding talks this week over potential strikers for the summer.
Leeds are also working on finding cover for Phillips, Raphinha and for full-back positions.