Leeds United transfer rumours as club ‘respond’ to Manchester City ‘interest’ in Kalvin Phillips

Here are the latest Leeds United rumours for Friday, September 17.

Leeds target Phillips contract

Leeds United are preparing to offer Kalvin Phillips a new bumper contract amid reported interest from Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been linked with a £36million offer for the Whites’ star man, though an offer of that size would be unlikely to turn any heads at Elland Road.

Now, TEAMtalk claim Leeds are set to offer Phillips fresh terms, with a significant pay rise on that five-year deal he signed in 2019.

United have been proactive to offer Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas improved terms after impressing last season.

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Lang deal touted

Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement has admitted that Noa Lang could join a ‘big club’ next season after links with Leeds.

The Dutch winger was a reported target for the Whites in the summer but instead, they signed Daniel James.

Despite retaining Lang’s service, speaking to Belgian outlet De Morgen, Clement admitted he may leave next year: “It is always difficult to assess the career of a young footballer because you don’t know what hurdles he will take.

“That’s why it’s a good thing for Club, but also for Noa that he stayed this summer. He absolutely must finish this season with us. If Noa keeps making steps, I consider him capable of going to a big club next summer.”

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Huggins deal could offer Leeds big windfall

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes Niall Huggins could make Leeds United “millions” after his transfer to Sunderland this summer.

The 20-year-old defender made the move to the Stadium of Light on a free transfer this summer in search of regular first-team football.

The Whites allowed Huggins to leave for nothing but inserted a sell-on clause into the deal with the Black Cats.

Campbell told Football Insider: “That clause could make them [Leeds] millions in the future.

“The thing with these youngsters now is that they want to play football week in, week out. If you are not going to be able to offer them first-team football then they are going to look for a way out.

“Sunderland are a huge club who have aspirations of getting automatic promotion this season so why would he not want to join?

“Yes, Leeds may make a few quid out the deal but it could quite easily be a deal they end up regretting in the future. He may well continue to progress and all of a sudden they’ll be thinking, ‘We should have kept him.’”

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