Premier League side Wolves are ready to rival Southampton in a potential move to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to Football Insider.

After Leeds’ interest in Helder Costa, Wolves themselves have also taken a fancy to Phillips, who played a pivotal role in their failed promotion push.

Southampton are among the teams interested in signing Phillips this summer, while it is also claimed the likes of Bournemouth and Norwich are also keen.

Leeds’ interest in Costa could make Wolves the more likely candidate to secure the services of Phillips as the Championship side are determined not to let the young midfielder go, however, with the Portuguese winger heading in the opposite direction, they may be more willing to negotiate.

Phillips was born in Yorkshire and came through the youth ranks at Leeds before signing his first professional deal back in 2014. Last season he played 46 games in all competitions, scoring on one occasion. After some dominating displays in midfield, he was named in last season’s EFL Team of the Season.

He is a confident deep-lying midfielder. Bielsa is very keen to keep him at Elland Road as Phillips has reportedly been promised a new and improved contract before the start of the season amid Premier League interest.

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At 23, the promising midfielder will be hoping to play Premier League football soon. If the Saints are keen to get a deal done they will need to act fast as the demand for Phillips’ signature increases.


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