By Kevin Phillips

30th Jul, 2020 | 4:30pm

Exclusive: Leeds United tipped to move for striker Bielsa has watched recently

Kevin Phillips thinks that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa was at Goodison Park on Sunday to watch Callum Wilson.

The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that a striker is the top priority at Elland Road this summer along with the permanent signing of Ben White.

Bielsa was spotted in the stands as Bournemouth played their final Premier League game for the foreseeable future – a 3-1 victory over Everton.

The exodus at the Vitality Stadium appears to have begun with Manchester City agreeing a £41million fee for defender Nathan Ake.

Sky Sports report that West Ham, Spurs and Newcastle United are interested in Callum Wilson and Phillips suggested Leeds would also be in the race.

“Bielsa was there looking at players,” he told Football Insider. “100%.

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“It would not surprise me if he is looking at Callum Wilson. We all know that Leeds need a striker and I have said all along that it would be my main priority this summer if I was Bielsa along with of course, Ben White.

“He was definitely there looking at players and Callum Wilson is being linked with three or four Premier League clubs. Leeds are a huge club so I suspect Bielsa was looking at him.”

Wilson scored nine goals in 39 appearances for Eddie Howe’s side last season.

However, it was ultimately not enough as the Cherries suffered relegation, ending their five-year stay in the English top-flight.

In other Leeds United news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider it would be a “massive coup” if club pull off swoop for Premier League ace.

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