LEEDS face a battle to keep Kalvin Phillips as Manchester City prepare a £60million summer bid.
The Mail says Phillips is ready to leave Elland Road after 12 years.
And the 26-year-old England international is now looking for a new agency after his previous contract expired last week.
Phillips went from strength to strength in 234 games for Leeds.
And English Premier League champions City will do their best to retain the title.
The stalwart Fernandinho left the Etihad on a free transfer to return to Brazil.
And Pep Guardiola wants a powerful midfielder who can comfortably play numbers 6 and 8.
Phillips scores all the boxes for City – and would also be considered a homegrown player in the Champions League squad.
‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ had previously considered changing surroundings after becoming a regular starter for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions.
But the departure of manager Marcelo Bielsa seems to have reinforced Phillips’ intention to change the table.
Leeds are set to play for the last time as they offer their key man a terrific new contract.
However, new manager Jesse Marsch is already planning to replace him, with Bayern Munich manager Marc Roca in the mix.
The American has been active in the transfer market since securing Leeds and completing two acquisitions in the past two weeks.
RB Salzburg striker Brenden Aaranson was snapped up at the end of May for £25million.
And Leeds resigned team-mate Rasmus Kristensen last week.
The right-back cost £9million and Leeds had to react quickly after Brentford and Borussia Dortmund expressed interest in signing the Dane.