Kalvin Phillips changes agent when Ralf Rangnick asks Manchester United for a transfer

Your latest Manchester United news and evening headlines on Friday 29 April.

Leeds position on Phillips transfer

Leeds United are hoping to keep midfielder Kalvin Phillips for another year despite interest from United. That Manchester Evening News revealed two weeks ago that United are working on a deal for Phillips – as they have prioritized a defensive midfield signing.

Leeds are planning next season on the basis that Phillips will be in their squad, but they have signed back for the English national team player, who will eventually leave. Phillips is changing agent with the intention of securing a transfer after an impressive European Championship last summer.

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Rangnick sends Haaland message

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has suggested that United should target players with a profile similar to Erling Haaland in the transfer market. Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, 21, is expected to join Manchester City this summer when his € 75 million release clause becomes active.

City officials are believed to have visited Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, during the negotiations. United tried to buy Haaland for € 20 million from RB Salzburg when Rangnick was their sporting director in December 2019 – but the Norwegian chose instead to join Dortmund, where he has scored 82 goals in 86 games.

Rangnick confirmed that he will remain a consultant at United on a two-year contract, although the 62-year-old has also accepted an offer to coach the Austrian national team.

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