David Ornstein wrote in an article for @TheAthletic:
'Conversations between the clubs are believed to be at a point where Chelsea have verbally indicated they are ready to pay a price north of £55 million, which it is thought Leeds would accept.'
Sorry but people have not seen him play a minute of football, and they are already judging him. I have a feeling Man City valued him very highly which is why they managed to get Phillips so cheaply. #LUFC
🚨 Leeds had many better offers for Kalvin Phillips, including one from PSG. Other English clubs also made offers that were "way higher" than Manchester City's offer, but Leeds had to accept City's offer because it was the only move that Kalvin wanted.
🚨 Manchester City have reached an agreement with Leeds for Kalvin Phillips.
Personal terms are all agreed, and Man City will pay £42m, overall deal close to £50m with add-ons.
Thankyou for everything 💔
Leeds United have been pretty clear with all clubs interested in Raphinha: he can leave but they want at least £65m fee. 🇧🇷 #LUFC
Arsenal after first bid rejected, Spurs after new direct talks, Chelsea after contact through Boehly… and Barça via Deco, got the same message.