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Manchester United facing battle for Leeds United transfer swoop as rival Premier League manager’s interest revealed

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It seems there could be something of a battle among other Premier League clubs for the services of Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer.

That’s after a report from The Telegraph revealed that Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is a fan of the England international.

Despite the fact he has badly struggled for game time due to injury this season, Phillips still looks set to attract plenty of attention this summer.

It has recently been reported that Manchester United are plotting a move for the midfielder, and it now seems they may not be alone with that interest.

According to this latest update, Spurs boss Conte is also a fan of the midfielder, meaning they too could be set to pursue the midfielder.

Phillips is also said to fit Spurs’ bill as a homegrown player, although the report notes that chairman Daniel Levy may struggle to match United’s offer for the 26-year-old.

As things stand, Phillips has two years remaining on his current Leeds contract, and it has of course, been reported elsewhere that the midfielder is keen to sign a new deal to extend his stay at Elland Road.

It could be a nervy few months for Leeds with regards to the future of Phillips.

Given the financial strength of the likes of United and Spurs, it is possible that bids could come in that will test Leeds’ resolve here.

Indeed, the chance to move to clubs of those size, where there will be an expectation to compete for trophies, may well be appealing for Phillips as well.

With that in mind, you feel Leeds will want to make sure that the midfielder does sign a new contract at Elland Road quickly, to ensure they are able to hold off that interest from elsewhere.

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.