Leeds United chief Angus Kinnear has confirmed that midfielder Kalvin Phillips is in talks about a new deal at Elland Road.
Kinnear, who is the Whites chief executive, has explained that the 23-year-old has entered discussions to extend his stay in Yorkshire.
“We want him to play in the Premier League for Leeds United,” Kinnear told BBC Sport.
“We are talking about a new contract. We want to keep all our best players and Kalvin is part of the plan.”
Phillips is reportedly a man in demand this summer and wanted by teams in the Premier League.
The Sun previously reported that Aston Villa were keen on the Englishman and that he’s valued around £30million.
Meanwhile, the Mirror also reports that Tottenham are considering a move for him this summer.
Phillips is a central figure to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds team and keeping him for the new season is a must.
It’s brilliant news that he’s opened talks with the club’s officials about a new deal and it should reflect his importance to the side.
The deep-lying playmaker helped boss possession for Leeds during so many matches last season and is a force to be reckoned with in the Championship.
It’s important they resole his future quickly amid interest from top-flight clubs and it looks like the academy graduate will commit his future at Elland Road.
Phillips has the potential to make a seamless step up to the Premier League, but another season being central to a Championship promotion bid will also be beneficial to his development.