By Daniel Feliciano

14th Apr, 2022 | 3:10pm

Samuel Luckhurst expects Manchester United to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips - report

Kalvin Phillips will sign for Manchester United from Leeds this summer if Erik ten Hag sanctions the deal, according to reliable journalist Samuel Luckhurst.

The Whites midfielder has been linked with a £60m move away from Elland Road, with fierce rivals Man United among potential suitors along with Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle.

But after reporting that the Reds have been ‘working on a deal’ for Phillips [MEN], he now has admitted that he expects a deal to happen so long as the new incoming manager doesn’t veto any potential transfer.

Asked by a fan during a Q&A on the Manchester Evening News website about if he believes Phillips is a deal ‘likely to be done’, he responded;

“If Ten Hag is happy to have Phillips, then yes.”

Fingers crossed

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It seems as though both sides of the transfer are confident of the opposite thing happening, which never bodes well for fans trying to figure things out.

Leeds are adamant that Phillips will sign a new contract with the club as soon as they manage to confirm their Premier League status, which is closer than ever now with a nine-point gap.

But Manchester United are obviously confident that they can potentially get a deal done for the 26-year-old, who is a born and bred Leeds fan, in what would be a huge blow for the Whites.

His absence on the pitch this season has been a big reason for their huge troubles, with the player showing his quality and level while playing for England during Euro 2020 last summer.

If United are able to stump up the reported £60m asking price for Phillips it will undoubtedly be difficult for the club to turn down, but whether he would sign for a huge rival is seemingly unclear right now too.

Fingers crossed he doesn’t fancy the move regardless and the United press have got it wrong.

In other Leeds news, Simon Jordan rages at Leeds manager Jesse Marsch live-on-air after Marcelo Bielsa comments