Tottenham have identfied Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips as a potential new recruit in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The midfielder signed a new contract in September with the Whites and it was reported that Phillips was subject to interest from a number of Premier League sides, with the club turning down approaches worth more than £20million.
And last season’s Champions League runners-up were one of the top-flight clubs interested in acquiring the signature of the Leeds player, according to Football Insider.
The north London club will reportedly go back in with another bid for Philipps in the summer as they look to bolster their midfield, a position which they are lack solid options.
However, Spurs are aware of the difficulty they will face should Leeds secure promotion to the Premier League, with the ball set to be in the Whites’ court if they return to the top flight.
Phillips, 24, has been outstanding since Bielsa took charge in 2018, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the Championship.
The Leeds academy graduate has played in every Championship game that he has been available for this season, sitting out four of their 33 games through suspension.
And his recent return to the side has coincided with the upturn of results, drawing to a strong Brenford side despite a Kiko Casilla mistake, and defeating Bristol City 1-0.
Leeds currently sit in second place in the Championship despite a poor run of form and boss Marcelo Bielsa remains confident that his side will reach the promised land.