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Report: Wolves and Bournemouth join Aston Villa’s pursuit of Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips

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Report: Wolves and Bournemouth join Aston Villa’s pursuit of Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips has reportedly turned down a new Leeds contract.

Three Premier League clubs are battling for Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips, according to The Mirror. Wolves and Bournemouth have joined Aston Villa’s Phillips pursuit.

Leeds are desperate to keep their homegrown midfielder. Phillips played an integral role in Leeds’ midfield under Marcelo Bielsa last season and he is seen as a key player for the 2019/20 season.

But three clubs are ready to offer him Premier League football next season. And his wages would rise considerably from the reported £10k-per-week he currently earns.

Leeds have been trying to tie Phillips down to a new contract but he has rejected their opening offer. If the 23-year-old does leave this summer, Leeds want £30m for their midfield star.

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Aston Villa have been strongly linked with Phillips recently as they look to replace Mile Jedinak and Glenn Whelan in midfield. The Villans are reportedly prepared to offer him £60k-per-week – a staggering six times more than his current pay packet.

 

But Wolves and Bournemouth are ready to rival Aston Villa for Phillips. All three clubs have been watching Phillips for a while and could make a move.

Where should Phillips end up?

Phillips is an attractive prospect for any Premier League club. He is young but has vast experience in the Championship and he is also versatile as he can fill in at centre-back too.

Leeds will be desperate to keep Phillips and they have the advantage of offering him guaranteed playing time. But the lure of Premier League football and much more money could tempt him to the top-flight this summer.

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