Report: Tottenham target Leeds' Kalvin Phillips after £11m Aston Villa bid

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Chairman Daniel Levy celebrate during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the...

Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa do not appear to be alone in their pursuit of the Leeds United midfielder.

Kalvin Phillips before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to be credited with an interest in the Leeds United midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, for whom Aston Villa have already bid £11 million, according to the Mirror.

Leeds are said to want £30 million for Phillips, who the newspaper claims has turned down the Whites' initial offer of a new contract.

 

And Tottenham - who have already signed the Yorkshireman's fellow Throp Arch academy product, Jack Clarke, this summer, before loaning him back to Elland Road - should have the resources to fund such a deal, and 'significantly increase' his £10,000 weekly wage, according to the Mirror.

But the Champions League runners-up are expected to face competition from rival Premier League clubs - including, the newspaper says, Aston Villa and Newcastle United - should they decide to pursue a deal.

AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with Phillips, but the Mirror claims both clubs have cooled their interest.

12th May 2019, Craven Cottage, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Fulham versus Newcastle United; Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham applauds the fans at the end of the game

Phillips is not the only young Englishman in whom both Tottenham and Aston Villa are being credited with an interest, with the Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon also a target, according to the Telegraph.

Tottenham, Aston Villa, Leeds or other? Which interested club would be the best fit for Phillips?

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