Date: 17th April 2019 at 11:00am
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Bournemouth are plotting a £25million double swoop for Leeds United duo Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke, Football Insider understands.

The Premier League have set their sights on the duo irrespective of whether Leeds are promoted to the Premier League at the end of this season.

A club source has told Football Insider that Bournemouth are keeping close tabs on central midfielder Phillips and winger Clarke as they look to continue their policy of buying talented British youngsters.

Phillips, 23, is rated in the £15million bracket, while Clarke, 18, is valued at around £10million after breaking into the Leeds first team this season.

Eddie Howe’s side have become established in the top flight through buying top young players and developing them into proven Premier League performers.

Bournemouth signed Lewis Cook from Leeds in the summer of 2016 for an initial £6million after he had graduated from the Yorkshire club’s academy set-up.

Phillips, 23, is a year older than Cook and has had the best season of his career after being transformed into a defensive midfielder under Marcelo Bielsa.

He is out of contract in the summer of 2021, the same time as fellow academy product Clarke.

In other Leeds United transfer news, Noel Whelan has exclusively told Football Insider his fears that these two Leeds players will QUIT.