Leeds United rumours: Club sign potential replacement for Whites target, Player on brink of Elland Road move

If and when Kalvin Phillips takes to the field in England's Euro 2020 clash against Germany on Tuesday evening, he’ll have just about every Leeds United fan in the country willing him on.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 7:34 am
Premier League match ball. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has been a key feature for the Three Lions so far, but while he has had plenty of messages from his colleagues at Elland Road, he is still yet to hear from Marcelo Bielsa himself.

"He's not been in touch personally," said the midfielder.

"I've had messages from different coaches at the club. Marcelo's the type of manager who likes to keep things non-contact, just when he sees you he speaks to you then."

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Brighton, RB Leipzig, and Southampton have entered the race to sign Chelsea teenager Tino Livramento, who is already wanted by AC Milan and Aston Villa. (Goal) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Along with a deluge of messages from Leeds fans and supporters of other clubs, he's had some encouragement from the Elland Road dressing room before the biggest game of his career to date.

"I always get support from the lads," he said.

"They're very caring and loving when it comes to things like that and I've had lots of messages from various different team-mates. It's always nice."

Robin Koch will be part of Germany's squad on Tuesday evening, and he and Phillips have been in touch – but not to discuss the big game, when Leeds loyalties and friendships will be put on hold.

Portuguese international Rafa Silva is back on Newcastle United’s radar this summer. (Mirror) (Photo by Matthias Schrader - Pool/Getty Images)

"I've had a bit of interaction," said Phillips.

"I've spoken to Liam during the group stages and I spoke to Robin as well but nothing to do with England-Germany, just personal reasons asking how he is and how he's getting on."

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...

Brighton manager Graham Potter would turn down Tottenham if they looked to appoint him. The Albion boss is holding out for a job at a top four club and hopes that he could eventually be approached by the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. (The Sun) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal with fellow Premier League outfit Burnley for defender Nat Phillips. (Daily Star) (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Newcastle United are set to sign former Arsenal teenager Shaun Mavididi. The 16-year-old has agreed a two-year scholarship which will be converted into a professional deal. (Football Insider) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Sean Dyche does not want to stand in James Tarkowski’s way amid interest from West Ham, claims former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer. (This Is Futbol) (Photo by Martin Rickett - Pool/Getty Images)
Manchester City will announce the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa after Euro 2020. A deal worth around £88 million has supposedly been agreed between the two sides. (CaughtOffside) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Leeds United are set to complete a move for Birmingham City youngster Amari Miller.The attacker has missed the Blues’ pre-season trip and will instead completed his switch to Elland Road. (Telegraph) (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)
Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng has rejoined Hertha Berlin on a free transfer following his spell at Italian side AC Monza, potentially opening the door for Leeds United target Matheus Cunha to leave the German club. (Various) (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)