The midfielder has established himself as a key part of Leeds first team in recent seasons and has also impressed with England on the international stage.


Leeds are keen to tie Phillips down to a new deal and he is also ready to sign on fresh terms at the club.



But the 26-year-old has drawn admiring glances from rival Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa and Manchester United, who are claimed to be working on a sensational summer swoop to snare him away to Old Trafford.


However, the list of clubs keen on snapping up Phillips from Leeds could grow as Premier League champions Manchester City could also enter the race for his services.



The Citizens are exploring potential targets to replace skipper Fernandinho in the holding midfield role and they could turn to the Leeds man in the upcoming window if they fail to land any of the top names on their transfer wish list.


Manchester United’s top target in the defensive midfield role is believed to be West Ham United star Declan Rice and Phillips is currently tipped to be an alternative option for them.



But the possibility of Phillips moving to Manchester United is rated unlikely, given the intense rivalry that exists between the Reds Devils and the Whites.


It remains to be seen whether Manchester City will indeed pounce on Phillips in the forthcoming window.