Leeds United are but to carry talks with Kalvin Phillips this yr over his proposed new deal, 90min understands.
The 26-year-old final penned a brand new contract in 2019 when Leeds had been nonetheless within the Championship, and though he obtained a bump in wage with promotion to the Premier League, he’s due a brand new deal that may make him one of many membership’s highest paid earners alongside Rodrigo and Raphinha.
The necessity for a brand new contract has additionally been heightened by Phillips’ emergence as a daily England worldwide, however 90min has realized that after preliminary talks had been held final yr, the membership are but to return to the negotiating desk after failing to agree phrases.
Phillips was one of many Three Lions’ high performers at Euro 2020 final summer time, however he’s at present one of many decrease paid gamers at Leeds and is raring for the membership to recognise his improved standing within the sport.
His worth to Leeds was confirmed when West Ham made a dramatic late January bid price greater than £50m, although his agent Kevin Sharp confirmed earlier this month that he needed Leeds to interact in talks – which 90min understands has nonetheless not occurred.
“Kalvin was happy that Leeds turned these affords down. He has by no means requested to go away Leeds in all his time with the membership and has no intention of doing that now or in the summertime,” Sharp advised the Each day Star.
“However I perceive the provide that was turned down would have been a report for each shopping for and promoting golf equipment.
“So I might hope that Leeds would honour their promise of a brand new contract for him which might then finish any unsettling hypothesis about his future this summer time.”
Phillips’s present deal expires in 2024, however with West Ham having a bid rejected in January and the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United all protecting a detailed eye on his scenario, the strain is mounting on Leeds’ hierarchy to get a deal finalised earlier than the summer time switch window opens.