According to The Mirror, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in signing Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
It’s claimed that both Liverpool and Spurs have been ‘closely watching’ Phillips ahead of a possible move for him.
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho are thought to have been ‘impressed’ with Phillips so far this season having made a strong start to his first Premier League campaign.
Phillips earns £30,000-a-week at Leeds, and the report notes that Spurs or Liverpool could double his wages next summer.
However, Phillips’ deal runs until 2024, meaning Leeds would allegedly demand around £50million for their homegrown star.
The 24-year-old has shown his all-round game in the top flight; he has racked up 10 tackles and eight interceptions as well as nine key passes.
Phillips is now an England international and the heartbeat of Marcelo Bielsa’s team, with ex-Spurs Tim Sherwood telling the Daily Star that he thinks Phillips is ‘exceptional’.
Liverpool and Spurs have though just brought in midfielders who primarily operate in deep positions, with Thiago and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signed respectively.
It would therefore be surprising to see either side splash out big money on Phillips, but he is emerging as a real talent in the Premier League and is bound to attract lofty interest.