Revealed: Leeds to open talks with trio next week
Leeds are set to open contract with key trio Kalvin Phillips, Kemar Roofe and Jack Clarke next week, Football Insider understands.
The club put off initial plans to hold negotiations over new deals with the three players during the season while promotion was in the balance but will now sit down for discussions.
A club source has told Football Insider Leeds are keen to keep hold of all three players and have trust they can be instrumental in the team going one better and achieving an automatic promotion slot.
Roofe, 26, is about to enter the final year of his contract at Elland Road and a number of clubs have been monitoring his contract situation after he topped the club’s goal charts with 15 Championship strikes this season.
Phillips, 23, was named in the Championship Team of the Season on the back of an outstanding campaign in central midfield that has been enough to attract interest from Premier League clubs led by Bournemouth.
He signed a new deal to keep him at Leeds until 2021 in the summer of 2017 and he was due a renewal earlier this season only for Leeds to put a block on any new contracts.
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Clarke, 18, burst onto the scene in the autumn and made a big impact until suffering a mystery illness against Middlesbrough in early February.
In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills names the ‘available’ player the club must sign to secure promotion next season.