Leeds United transfer news: Fresh update in £30m Whites battle with West Ham, Man City 'confident' of signing England star

Leeds United fans will have plenty of their heroes to keep an eye on at the upcoming European Championships.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 7:30 am
Elland Road (Photo by JASON CAIRNDUFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

From Germany's Robin Koch to North Macedonia’s Ezgjan Alioski, there’s a strong contingent of Elland Road talent set to take part in the competition, but by far the player who the majority of supporters will be most interested in is Kalvin Phillips.

The midfielder is part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and Whites teammate Tyler Roberts – who will be playing for Wales this summer – believes he can make a big impact.

“They have obviously been there from the start under Marcelo Bielsa like a lot of us but they have been playing for the last three seasons,” he told The Beautiful Game Podcast.

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Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and West Ham are among the favourites to sign Chelsea striker Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer. The England international spent last season on loan with Fulham, and made 30 league appearances. (SkyBet) (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

“For them to come in and kind of just handle the Premier League life the way that they have has just given everyone else that kind of security and safety as in we can all do this. It’s definitely been good for all of us.

“Obviously Kal is with England now and he has stepped up a lot.”

He added: “The way that Kalvin plays, I love it.

“If I want a CDM [central defensive midfielder] I want him holding it down and making big tackles and when he is getting on it he is just hitting diags.

Wolves defender Dion Sanderson looks set to leave the club permanently in the upcoming transfer window, and is likely to see a fierce battle for his services develop. A host of EFL sides have expressed an interest in the 21-year-old ace. (Football Insider) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“If I had a CDM I want him to play like that, so for me I would be starting him in any team really.”

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

Southampton are rumoured to have put a 'hands-off' warning out over their star player James Ward-Prowse, as interest in the talented midfielder continues to grow. He just missed out on a place in England's final 26-man Euro 2020 squad. (Daily Mail) (Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images)
Ex-footballer Kevin Phillips has urged West Ham United to pursue a move for Burnley striker Chris Wood, who could cost as much as £40m. He's branded the player a "real handful", and insisted he'd be a real upgrade on their current options. (Football Insider) (Photo by Molly Darlington - Getty Images)
Newcastle United are working to beat Southampton to the signing of Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury. (Football Insider) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Brighton are looking to make a loan move for Benfica's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel this summer, with a host of continental clubs also interested. (A Bola) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester City believe they can ‘win the race’ for Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish in the summer. (ESPN) (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Roma are the latest side to be linked with a move for Cagliari's star midfielder Nahitan Nandez, who could cost around £30m. He's been linked with both Leeds United and West Ham in recent weeks. (Gazetta dello Sport) (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)
Everton are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanić this summer. (Fichajes) (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)