It seems that Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips could well be on the move in the summer transfer window.
Premier League champions Manchester City have emerged as suitors for the England international in recent weeks, with reports claiming they are keen to sign the 26-year-old before their pre-season tour of the USA next month.
Meanwhile, it has also been suggested that City could offer some members of Pep Guardiola’s squad to Leeds, as part of any deal that brings Phillips to Elland Road.
So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at three Manchester City players that Leeds should be taking an interest in amid this speculation around the future of Phillips, right here.
One Manchester City player Leeds have already been linked with in the early stages of the summer transfer window, is Romeo Lavia.
The 18-year-old has already made two senior appearances for Guardiola’s side, suggesting he is ready to make the break into more regular first-team football, and he could certainly be a long term asset for a Leeds.
A holding midfielder, Lavia would also provide some important strength in depth in the centre of the park for Jesse Marsch’s side, which would be badly needed if Phillips was to leave, meaning this could offset some of the disappointment of that potential deal.
Another position where Leeds found themselves lacking some considerable strength in depth last season, was at centre forward.
Patrick Bamford’s injury problems left Leeds struggling for goals for much of the campaign, so the addition of Delap could help to ease some of the problems in that position.
The 19-year-old has been prolific for City at youth level, and has already scored for the first-team, suggesting he can handle the pressure of senior football, and meaning he could be another option to consider, although City’s own lack of options in attack could make this a tricky one to pull off.
Certainly a more ambitious one, but this a move for Zinchenko could still be a potential deal worth looking into for Leeds.
It has been suggested that City are willing to let Zinchenko leave The Etihad this summer, which may mean there is an agreement to be done here, given the Ukrainian’s value and ability could knock a significant amount off what they would have to pay for Phillips.
With Junior Firpo having struggled to adapt to the Premier League last season, and Stuart Dallas set to be out long term through injury, a left-back addition could be useful for Leeds, not least when they are as proven and experienced at this level as Zinchenko.