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West Ham make mega £50m transfer bid for Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips to play alongside England team-mate Declan Rice

West Ham are making a record-breaking £50 million bid to team up Kalvin Phillips with his England buddy Declan Rice.

The astonishing offer has been sent to Leeds United by the Hammers who want midfield dynamo Phillips NOW but are also willing to wait for him until the summer.

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West Ham have launched a £50million bid to sign Kalvin PhillipsCredit: Getty
West Ham want the Leeds midfielder to join Declan Rice

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West Ham want the Leeds midfielder to join Declan RiceCredit: AP

Phillips is currently recovering from a hamstring operation but that has not stopped West Ham from making the astonishing move.

Boss David Moyes has been given funds to sign players and loves Phillips for his skill and industry. He would ideally land him for a top four push.

Signing Phillips would be a massive statement from West Ham who would like to pair him with England mate Rice at the heart of their side.

It would also provide insurance should a massive offer come in for Rice down the line – and give them his ready-made replacement.

News of the interest has been flashed round to rival clubs who have been linked with Phillips, but only West Ham are willing to take the plunge right now.

Leeds have a huge problem on their hands as they are still not safe in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa developed Phillips and will not want to lose him.

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However, the Hammers cash may be the best they will get and there is no guarantee a better offer will come down the line.

Rice, meanwhile, is still being linked to Manchester United after he described Old Trafford as one of his favourite places to play football.

West Ham also have their eye on Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips and could sign him as a replacement for Issa Diop who is wanted by Newcastle.

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