Leeds United are desperately trying to tie midfielder Kalvin Philips to their backyard with a lucrative offer of £100,000 a week on the table from the club’s board amid interest from Premier League champions Manchester City.
According to The Mirror, Leeds have no intention of letting Philips join Pep Guardiola’s side after surviving an intense relegation battle last season.
The 26-year-old English midfielder had a long season dominated by nagging injuries that saw him register only 23 appearances for Leeds in the 2021–2022 English Premier League campaign.
Manchester City are in the market for Fernandinho’s replacement, who has left the Etihad. City are said to be ready to cough up £60m for the midfielder.
On the other hand, Leeds want to make Kalvin Philips the highest paid player at the club with a weekly wage of £100k.
Meanwhile, Leeds United are in for a difficult summer ahead. The Whites have made good steps in terms of new signings, spending nearly £35 million on Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.
Leeds United will arguably be cautious in doing their transfer business with the aim of avoiding fighting for survival in the Premier League next season like it happened in the 2021–2022 term.