By Pete O’Rourke
Wolves are to keep tabs on Kalvin Phillips this season despite having an offer knocked back by Leeds United during the summer, Football Insider has learned.
United announced earlier today that Phillips has signed a new five-year contract after they rebuffed “multiple offers in excess of £20million” for him in the window that shut last month.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that the club were among those in the Premier League who had a strong interest in landing the midfielder, 23, following his outstanding 2018-19 campaign.
The Midlands big hitters are planning to regularly scout Phillips this season ahead of a possible fresh approach next year.
Wolves are aware that a successful pursuit of the player is almost out of the question if Leeds succeed in their ambition of winning promotion back to the Premier League after a decade-and-a-half in the lower divisions.
However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side know the picture will alter dramatically for the Elland Road academy product should his side remain in the Championship at the end of the campaign.
Wolves will continue to run regular assessments of the midfield anchorman in the coming months after he emerged as one of the outstanding English players in his position.
Phillips was transformed into a midfield anchorman by Marcelo Bielsa and responded with the best season of his career as Leeds secured a third place finish.
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