Report: Leeds United don’t want to sell Aston Villa target Kalvin Phillips

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips has words with Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in...

Aston Villa star reportedly want Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

According to The Mirror, Leeds United do not want to sell Aston Villa target Kalvin Phillips in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Villa - who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship via the playoffs - are interested in signing Phillips and are preparing a £14 million bid for the central midfielder.

The report has claimed that Leeds consider the 23-year-old as their most valuable player along with Jack Clarke and will want at least £20 million before even considering selling him.

It has also been claimed that Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani will knows that the Elland Road faithful will be angry if the club sell Phillips, who can also operate as a central defender.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Leeds United stay

Phillips is one of the best players in the Championship, and the 23-year-old progressed well at Leeds this past season under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

For the West Yorkshire outfit to challenge for automatic promotion to the Premier League, they need to keep hold of Phillips for the 2019-20 campaign.

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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