Danny Mills suggests Leeds United would benefit from the signing of another midfielder amid interest in Derby County’s Louie Sibley. 

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, fears that Leeds would find themselves short in the midfield if they were to lose Kalvin Phillips to injury this season.

Football Insider revealed on Tuesday that Derby want £10million for the centre-midfielder amid interest from Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead of deadline-day.

Sibley, 19, has made a big impact at Pride Park over the past 12 months, contributing five goals and three assists in his 22 appearances.

The newly-promoted side have spent £100million on new players this summer, with the Rodrigo Moreno, Diego Llorente, Raphinha and Robin Koch the headline arrivals.

When asked by Football Insider if another central midfield player was needed at Elland Road, Mills said: “That is the one position where you could say that they are short.

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“If Leeds lose Kalvin Phillips for any sort of length of time it would be a concern. That may well be a worry if that were to happen but apart from that Leeds are in great shape.

“There have been some fantastic signings this summer. I think the squad will be just about OK.

“Every team will have injuries and problems throughout this season because Covid is not going away. It will not change anytime soon.

“The confidence Leeds have at the moment, I would say that they are in a strong place going into the rest of the season.”

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that club are ‘confident’ of signing 44-app Whites star after talks today.