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Bournemouth eye £15m Leeds United swoop after completing deal for Bristol City starlet



Premier League Bouremouth are looking to make a move on the Championship once again, and have Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips firmly in their sights.

The midfielder has been in fine form for Leeds this season after being given a new lease of life under Marcelo Bielsa, and according to Football Insider, the Cherries could now launch a £15m move for Phillips following the signing of Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City yesterday.

Phillips is one of the most integral cogs in the Leeds United system, playing in a deep midfield role where he has excelled to the point of becoming one of the most sought after prospects outside of the Premier League.

At just 23, Phillips has plenty of time to develop further, and will no doubt see Bournemouth as the sort of destination where he would get valuable game time in the top flight after seeing the likes of David Brooks and Lewis Cook shine under Eddie Howe.

Leeds however will be desperate to keep hold of Phillips as they look to once again rebuild and go again next term after agonisingly missing out on promotion this time round.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is a known fan of signing players from the Championship and is now averse to spending big sums on the right player, meaning the £15m fee for Phillips would not be seen as a problem for the Cherries.

The Verdict

Bournemouth are really going for it in terms of raiding the Championship but Leeds simply cannot afford to lose Phillips.

He is simply too important in the middle of the park and it would be a bitter blow for the club to lose him.

However, money talks, as does Premier League football, and Phillips might well be tempted to make the move if Howe comes calling.

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