Man United ‘lining up a move for Leeds star Kalvin Phillips INSTEAD of West Ham’s Declan Rice next summer’ with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to sign a new defensive midfielder
- Manchester United have been linked with Declan Rice over the past 12 months
- They have been put off by West Ham’s £90m valuation of the midfielder
- They have now turned their attention to his England midfield partner
Manchester United reportedly want to sign Kalvin Phillips from bitter rivals Leeds.
United have been linked with Declan Rice over the past 12 months but the Daily Star claim they have now switched their attention to his England midfield partner.
West Ham’s £90m valuation of Rice is believed to be a factor while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also said to be a big fan of Phillips.
Manchester United reportedly want to sign Kalvin Phillips from bitter rivals Leeds
United have been linked with Declan Rice but are believed to be put off by his price tag
Old Trafford chiefs do not think Rice is worth what would be a club record signing and are now prepared to look elsewhere when it comes to filling the position.
Phillips is said to have been identified as a prime target, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to bring in a new defensive midfielder next summer following criticism of Fred, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay this season.
Leeds supporters will not be pleased to hear this news with the two clubs having a long and storied rivalry.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be a fan of Phillips
Their is history when it comes to United taking players from them with the likes of Eric Cantona, Alan Smith and Rio Ferdinand making the move from Leeds to Old Trafford in the past.
Phillips was born in Leeds and has been a fan-favourite since helping them gain promotion to the Premier League.
He made himself known on the world stage at Euro 2020, where he played a key role on England’s road to a long awaited final.
United’s midfielders, including Fred (left), have come in for criticism this season