By Adefunmiloye Alani

16th Sep, 2021 | 6:15am

Leeds prepared to make Kalvin Phillips club's highest paid player

Leeds United are keen to make Kalvin Phillips their highest earner amid interests from Premier League clubs, according to TEAMtalk.

The England international midfielder, 25, has three years still left on his current contract at Elland Road, and while he is not pushing for a new deal, the Yorkshire outfit are prepared to hand him improved terms.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly keeping tabs on Phillips, and Leeds want to keep them away by rewarding him with wages that befit his status in the squad.

Smart move

Patrick Bamford recently signed a new deal, and the club knows they need to protect their most valuable players by doing the needful.

Phillips last put pen to paper prior to the side’s Premier League promotion, and a lot has happened since.

He has established himself as one of the best in his position in the English top-flight, and is equally as important in the Three Lions squad as he is in Leeds’.

The Yorkshire Pirlo caught the eyes of plenty of suitors during the European Championship in the summer, and a lot of scouts will be running the rule over him at the World Cup next summer.

The Whites need to hand him that new deal before then if they are serious about holding on to him for much longer.

Continental heavyweights will most likely be in hot pursuit of Phillips’ signature after the World Cup, and their offers would dwarf whatever Leeds can afford.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are eyeing European football in a couple of seasons from now, and they need their influential powerhouse very much available for the mission and lofty objectives ahead.

In other Leeds news, Orta contacted PL giants about Whites loan deal for exceptional centre-mid.