MANCHESTER UNITED are expected to focus their transfer efforts on Kalvin Phillips if they are unable to sign Declan Rice, according to reports. The Red Devils want to sign a new defensive midfielder next summer for
Kalvin Phillips is a summer transfer target for Manchester United[/caption]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he needs to bolster that area, with Scott McTominay, Fred, and Nemanja Matic as his current options. Phillips has been identified as a primary target by the Norwegian, according to the Daily Star. Rice had been pursued by United for a couple of transfer windows, but no agreement could be reached, especially with West Ham demanding around £90 million for their academy graduate. Now they’re looking at his England midfield partner,
. Phillips, 25, has already established himself as a legend in Leeds.
He was born in the city, progressed through the youth ranks, and appeared 218 times for the Whites, helping them regain Premier League status and then establishing themselves under Marcelo Bielsa last season.
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