Two Premier League teams have made offers for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips as reported by the Football Insider. It was revealed that West Ham United and Aston Villa are interested in the England international and they have each followed up their interest in the player with a bid. However, Premier League champions Manchester City are the preferred destination for the Englishman.
A recruitment source close to the media outlet mentioned earlier revealed that Phillips has made up his mind to snub other interested teams for Manchester City. The Premier League holders could complete a big-money transfer for him in the coming days. A transfer fee of £50m has been discussed in the media as what it would take to sign Phillips from Leeds United.
The Hammers and Aston Villa have made bids for Phillips, but they are set to miss out on him to Manchester City. Football Insider had earlier revealed last week Monday that City have submitted a bid for the player as they look to win the race for him ahead of Aston Villa and West Ham United.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of Phillips and he wants the England player to join his team ahead of the new season. He could replace veteran Brazilian star Fernandinho at the Etihad Stadium with the midfielder set to return to his native Brazil at the end of his City career this summer. The Manchester City midfielder opted against signing a new deal with the Premier League holders with his mind set on a return to continue his playing career in Brazil following more than a decade of European football.
Leeds United star Phillips is the poster boy for his hometown club having been with them since he was a young boy. He made 26 appearances for Leeds United in all competitions during the recently concluded season.