BACK IN THE BIG TIME: Leeds United are now counting down the days to their second season back in the Premier League. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

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THE summer transfer window is on the verge of opening - and the rumour mill is in full swing as far as Leeds United are concerned.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 10:54 am

The Premier League summer transfer window opens next Wednesday on June 9 and will remain open for 12 weeks before closing at 11pm on Tuesday, August 31 - two and a half weeks after the start of the 2021-22 top-flight campaign.

Leeds will be looking to further strengthen their squad and push on after their superb ninth-placed finish upon their top tier return and the Yorkshire Evening Post brings you all the latest transfer talk here.

Meanwhile, Whites midfielder Kalvin Phillips has opened up on his initial fears about potentially missing the Euros when dislocating his shoulder in United's season finale against West Brom.

Phillips has been included in Gareth Southgate's 26-man Three Lions squad for the delayed tournament but had to be helped from the field of play in added time during the Whites' final Premier League outing of the campaign against West Brom.

Phillips fell awkwardly after a tackle on Baggies wide man Grady Diangana before exiting the pitch alongside Elland Road's physio team holding his shoulder.

"It obviously wasn't a great injury," Phillips said ahead of England's final warm-up game with Romania on Sunday.

"It wasn't a good way to end the season. I dislocated my shoulder and was very fearful that I wouldn't be involved in the camp and in the tournament.

"Those are the first emotions that come to your head and I think I've recovered well and my shoulder feels fine now.

"I'm ready and raring to get going. My shoulder is good and I feel very confident in it now. I actually did think I was going to miss the Euros but my recovery has been excellent.

“The staff here (with England) and at the club have been excellent with me and I’m very grateful for that.”

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