Danny Mills claims Kalvin Phillips could help Leeds United break into the top six if he stays at the club beyond this season.

The former Whites and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, warned that “clubs will come looking” next summer if the 24-year-old continues to perform.

The Mirror claim that the Liverpool and Tottenham are keeping close tabs on the centre-midfielder with an eye to a move a £50million move next summer.

Phillips, who is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, earned his first England cap last month after an impressive 12 months at Elland Road.

This site revealed that the midfielder may return after the next international break in mid-November despite initial fears that he would be out for six weeks.

When asked by Football Insider if he was worried about Phillips’ future, Mills said:

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“If this season goes well, I am sure clubs will coming looking.

“He is a superb player, he just has to prove it now. It is a big step up because to be consistent in the Premier League is not easy, no matter what anybody thinks.

“He has a great opportunity to showcase his football at Leeds. Hopefully he does that but stays at Leeds and pushes them into that top six.”

Phillips put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Elland Road little over a year ago.

He has made 186 appearances for his boyhood club, playing an integral part in Marcelo their return to the Premier League last season.

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