The Express & Star have claimed that Aston Villa will wait until the end of the month before lodging a bid to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa this summer, after an excellent campaign under Marcelo Bielsa that saw Leeds finish in third place.
Indeed, Phillips clocked up 46 appearances in all competitions for the Whites, and earned a place in the Championship team of the year for his efforts alongside captain Liam Cooper.
The Leeds academy product has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2021, but the Mirror reckon Villa are set to table and offer of £14million for the midfielder. It is believed Leeds want closer to £20million.
Now, the latest report claims Leeds will have to wait until the end of the month before Villa make an offer for the holding midfielder, as they look to replace outgoing midfielders Mile Jedinak and Glenn Whelan.
It gives Leeds a crucial window to tie Phillips down to a new contract. His performances last season are certainly more than deserving of a new deal.
It is believed that Phillips wants to remain at Leeds but the lure of the Premier League is surely tempting for Phillips. Landing him on a new deal before Villa move for the midfielder will end the interest once and for all.