Andrea Radrizzani is reportedly unwilling to offer Kalvin Phillips a new Leeds United deal until June and that will depend on one thing.
According to daily starany offer this summer will depend on relegation as the Whites are in the thick of the battle.
With four games to go, many have tipped them to finish 18th as they have Arsenal and Chelsea to play next while Everton recently beat Chelsea while Burnley enjoyed a rebound after sacking Sean Dyche.
It has been understood that a £100,000-a-week deal is in the works for the 26-year-old.
Currently, he earns £25,000 a week [Times] it will therefore quadruple his earnings and it will be completely justified.
Phillips is one of the club’s key players and that will match his importance to the first team.
That said, he may not want to put pen to paper and spend another season in the Championship.
In a World Cup year, Gareth Southgate is unlikely to cast his scouting net into the English second tier.
The likes of Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and Jordan Henderson should all be in the limelight and they may be central to his plans.
These are tough times for Radrizzani and Phillips and relegation could see the England international looking for a way out of Elland Road at the earliest.
In other Leeds United news, Los Blancos may be considering signing a ‘phenomenal’ attacking midfielder this summer as he has already bid farewell to fans at his club.