Southampton are lining up a £ 20 million bid to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

According to The Sun, the Saints are interested in Phillips, who has played at midfield and at center-back this season.

Phillips has made 39 Championship appearances this season and has been on Elland Road since 2010.

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson insists that the English Football League needs to investigate the financial conduct of three fellowship sides.

Gibson wants the EFL to examine, as, according to The Telegraph, Gibson believes that they all could not go on the league's profitability and sustainability rules.

These same rules cost Birmingham City, as last month, the Blues were deducted nine points.

Staying on Teesside, Boro midfielder John Obi Mikel is uncertain as to whether or not to sign a new contract at the Riverside Stadium next season.

Mikel has been captained by Tony Pulis' since George Friend was ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury earlier this month and told the Teesside Gazette that he was not focussed on his future until the season is over.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis

The Nigerian, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, signed as a free agent in January after being released by Tianjin Teda and has started every match for the Boro since joining.

Birmingham City forward Greg Stewart could be making his stay in Scotland permanently, with Rangers showing an interest in the 29-year-old.

Football Insider believes that Steven Gerrard's side are looking forward to bringing Stewart to Ibrox at the end of the season.

Stewart, who is currently on loan at Aberdeen, starts the campaign at Kilmarnock, with Derby thus reportedly interested in signing in him.

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