Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to return to Elland Road with a revised approach for Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips, according to The Sun.
The Molineux natives were one of many Premier League sides to sound out a move for the defensive midfielder this summer, but were halted in their advances much like Aston Villa and Burnley.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s Black Country outfit are thought to now be at the head of the queue forming for the January sales, but are still reticent to paying our alleged £30million asking price, and will instead hope that the turn of the year brings about a price crash.
Leeds chiefs are said to be anxious about controlling the 5 ft 8 star’s market value going forward with contract talks yet to return an improved deal, with Phillips now inside the final two years of his current terms, understood to be worth around £10,000-a-week.
Discussions are reportedly set to be held imminently with the hope of resolving his future well in advance of the January market opening, but The Sun claim Phillips is willing to hold out on putting pen to paper.
The daily newspaper suggest the Leeds-born talent is pushing for a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England side and wants to be playing in the Premier League.
Leeds are already looking at securing top-flight football after the first two matchdays of the season, having beaten Bristol City and been held to a draw by Nottingham Forest, with Phillips featuring in both games.
The 23-year-old played the full ninety minutes against Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest on Saturday, penning the most touches of any Whites midfielder or attacker, and more than any player for the visiting side.
Phillips also led United’s outfield players alongside Adam Forshaw for passes completed with both recording an 87% completion rate, along with ranking joint-first with Ben White for successful tackles with five.