Irons’ boss David Moyes is on the lookout for an additional centre-back this summer after Fabian Balbuena left the club as a free agent.
However, the Hammers won’t have a free run at Phillips as Bayer Leverkusen, Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle have also been credited with holding an admiration.
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The report claims that the Irons will only move for the 24-year-old should another defender leave the London Stadium.
Phillips came to the fore last season on Merseyside as Liverpool lost all senior centre-backs.
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As things stand, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Issa Diop are the senior options, although Danish 21-year-old Frederik Alves will hope to earn more first-team recognition.
Phillips would certainly provide a worthwhile and above all else, affordable option to bolster Moyes’ ranks, especailly as the club embarks on a Europa League campaign and the additional demands brought by Thursday night football.