Everton move for ex-Leeds United striker may impact Kalvin Phillips and Jack Harrison transfers

Kalvin Phillips and Jack Harrison feature high on Everton's summer shopping list, it has emerged. Our sister title the Liverpool Echo claim the Toffees are big admirers of former Leeds United midfielder Phillips and winger Harrison ahead of the transfer window reopening next week.

Phillips has returned to Manchester City after struggling to make an impact at West Ham United while Harrison is due to report back to Thorp Arch in next few weeks after impressing with the Toffees during the 2023/24 season. The Echo suggest Everton want to re-sign Harrison, who has four years left to run on his current Whites deal, on loan for another campaign.

Harrison, who played 35 times for the Toffees last term, scoring four goals, is said to be open to leaving Elland Road once more and reportedly has a clause within his deal that would allow him to pursue another loan move to Goodison Park this summer. Given United's financial constraints, a permanent transfer is likely to be their preference.

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What may complicate a potential deal for Harrison, though, is Everton's interest in Phillips and ex-United loanee Eddie Nketiah. It has been claimed that the Toffees are pursuing loan deal for the duo but Premier League clubs are only permitted two domestic loans at any one time.

Nketiah is expected to leave Arsenal in pursuit of regular first team football. The 25-year-old, who has scored 25 goals for the Gunners over the past three seasons and 38 times in total, has been linked with a host of top flight clubs, including Fulham, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers.