Leeds United rumours: Whites step up talks for Brazilian star, Bielsa target set to demand summer exit

Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips has made quite the impact on this summer’s European Championships.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 7:37 am
Premier League match ball. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has appeared in all three of England’s matches so far, and could be in line for another start against Germany on Tuesday evening.

But while his combative displays have impressed many onlookers, Phillips’ mantra on what he brings to Gareth Southgate’s side is a relatively simple one.

"When I play I just try and leave everything out on the pitch," he said.

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Interest in Rangers and Burnley 'target' John Lundstram is expected to increase when the midfielder's Sheffield United contract officially expires next week. (Sheffield Star) (Photo by Andrew Boyers/Pool via Getty Images)

"I'm a very physical player, I try to get around the pitch and win as many balls back for the team.

"With the attacking players, my job is more to give them the ingredients to go and express themselves.

"I do my job there's no reason why they shouldn't. We've got some brilliant attackers.

"I see two hours of them every single day, I can tell you they're very confident and just waiting for the chance to put their name out there."

Newcastle United are keen to sign Mario Lemina from Southampton as he enters the final year of his contract. (Daily Mail) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking about the battle for starting places, Phillips’ midfield partner Declan Rice – who was taken off at half-time against the Czech Republic – said: "Of course, the competition is tough.

"On the 45 minutes, I don't know what the manager was thinking, maybe just a precautionary 45 minutes or to give Hendo 45.

"But everyone is ready.

"In training everyone is at it, everyone is tough with each other and of course everyone wants to play, it's England v Germany.”

Hibs’ young goalkeeping prospect Murray Johnson has been training with Premier League outfit Brighton. (Not The Old Firm) (Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)

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

Dutch side FC Twente are eyeing a potential move for Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia. (Tubantia) (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Rob Holding is likely to be available for sale this summer as Arsenal close in on the signing of Ben White from Brighton. Newcastle United have been linked in the past. (The Times) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Emil Krafth has ruled out the possibility of leaving the Tyneside club in the summer transfer window. He said: "I assume that I will stay. I have two years left on my contract. As it looks now, I will stay, 100 percent. Then you know that things can happen overnight when it comes to football. But I thrive very well in the club and the city. I really want to stay”. (Fotbollskanalen) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool defender Neco Williams is ready to hand a transfer request in to force his exit as Leeds United wait in the wings. (Daily Mail) (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)
Manchester United stars could be at risk in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's summer revamp of his squad. Enquiries made by agents and intermediaries over the availability of players like Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek have been met with a response from the club that "every player has a realistic valuation." (ESPN) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leeds United target Noa Lang is keen on moving to the Premier League, potentially handing the Whites a major boost. (Football Insider) (Photo by DAVID CATRY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United have 'intensified' talks to sign Hertha Berlin star Matheus Cunha this summer. (UOL) (Photo by ANDREAS GORA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)