Leeds United rumours: Whites table eight-figure bid for international, Defender deal all but done

Leeds United fans will have been hugely relieved to see Kalvin Phillips leave the field during England’s win over Ukraine on Saturday.

Elland Road. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old was a yellow card away from missing the semi-final against Denmark, but got through most of the match unscathed before being substituted by Gareth Southgate.

And the England boss has explained his decision to take him off when he did.

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"We were able to get the players off who were on a yellow card," he reflected post-match.

Joe Willock is one of three players Arsenal are ‘listening to offers’ for, however it seems Mikel Arteta may be having second thoughts about allowing the former Newcastle United loanee to leave. (Sky Sports) (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

"There's also a couple who had knocks but we've known we had players we needed to look after physically.

"We know across seven games the squad is so important, trying to give people a breather at the right time. We learned a lot from Russia in that instance.

"We were trying to balance players with knocks and yellow cards. 'Do we take the centre-back off? Because we've the game sewn up he won't need to make a tackle.

"I'm thinking of the lads we didn't get on the pitch - Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, they're the ones making this team successful. The spirit in the group is phenomenal.

Arsenal are now ‘close’ to completing a move to sign Brighton defender Ben White, after having a bid accepted. The England international is rated at £50million by Brighton and it is understood the Gunners have met that asking price. (Football.London) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

"Whoever comes in does the job, whoever isn't in - it is really difficult to leave three out of the matchday squad - the squad mentality is fantastic. That's uppermost in my mind, looking after those guys.

"I'm spending more energy worrying about the three I have to leave out because they're all good players. None of them deserve to be left out. They're all giving everything in training."

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below...

Newcastle United are still interested in signing Arsenal defender William Saliba on a loan deal this summer. (Foot Mercato) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Accrington Stanley have confirmed the signings of Burnley duo Matty Carson and Tommy Moonan. (Club website) (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)
Brighton have lined up a move for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Enock Mwepu. The 23-year-old Zambian international could cost in excess of £20 million. (The Athletic) (Photo by Andreas Schaad/Getty Images)
West Ham and Lazio are locked in talks over the transfer of attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson. (Fabrizio Romano) (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Middlesbrough have stated they are not interested in allowing defender Dael Fry to leave the club this summer. However, Burnley are still looking for a deal for the 23-year-old. (Various) (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Leeds United have already made an offer of around £10 million for Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet this summer. (Olympique de Lyonais) (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Leeds United and Barcelona have completed a deal over the transfer of Junior Firpo. The two clubs have signed the relevant paperwork, with medical now expected. (Fabrizio Romano) (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)