Man United set to move for Leeds midfielder in the summer
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Man United set to move for Leeds midfielder in the summer

Manchester United's search for a defensive midfielder could lead them to Leeds United captain Kalvin Philips.

The midfield position is something that United wanted to improve the last summer but nothing happened with the position set to be a priority for the English giant in the coming window.

The Daily Star reports that the Red Devils have turned to Phillips as a potential signing after deciding to end their pursuit of Declan Rice.

Solskjaer is understood to have prioritized a defensive midfielder for next summer’s investment and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is not all too pleased with West Ham’s £90m asking price.

United has been linked with Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham’s in the coming summer too but following the tug of war they had with the club over the purchase of Jadon Sancho, the English international might find his way to Anfield.

It’s believed Phillips is valued at around £60m and the club will feel they have the upper hand in negotiations as he’s tied to the club until 2024; both sides having had a smooth transfer of Daniel James this summer something they feel will make the negotiations easier.

Phillips’ future is said to be tied to Marcelo Bielsa’s however, and should the iconic manager depart at the end of the season then that could swing it all in Manchester United’s favor.

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