Man Utd transfer blow with Kalvin Phillips ready to snub rivals and sign new long-term Leeds contract


KALVIN PHILLIPS is ready to turn down interest from Manchester United to pen a new deal with boyhood club Leeds.

The England star, 26, has been linked to Old Trafford as interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s eyes midfield reinforcements.

Phillips is prepared to turn down interest for Manchester United in order to stay at Leeds


Phillips is prepared to turn down interest for Manchester United to stay at LeedsCredit: PA.

But Phillips himself has revealed he wants to stay at Elland Road.

The midfielder is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and told the Mail: “I just want to focus on getting back fit, but I speak to the owner regularly.

“I want a new contract. I’m thrilled here.”

A £60million move has been mooted, with Liverpool also said to be keen on the Leeds hero.

When quizzed about his mammoth price tag, Phillips joked: “I just think it’s mental, but I’m not gonna say that I’m not worth £60m!”

SunSport revealed earlier this month that Phillips is unwilling to upset Leeds fans and harm his status at the club by switching to Old Trafford.

He is also reportedly wary about a move to United due to fears his Leeds-based family would be subject to abuse from local supporters.

His current deal expires in the summer of 2024, but the Whites will be desperate to tie him down to a new long-term contract.

Phillips is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury that could keep him from action for up to two months.

The midfielder was forced off in the second half of the 2-2 draw against Brentford at the start of the month.

He is also set to undergo surgery on his shoulder separately after a nasty dislocation at the end of last season.

In the summer, he postponed going under the knife to feature at Euro 2020, where he played a starring role for Gareth Southgate’s side.


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