WANDERERS ace Matt Phillips could be on the verge of a dream move to the Premiership.

The winger was given this afternoon off by Blues boss Gary Waddock to think over his options and missed Blues’ 1-1 draw at Northampton.

Premiership new boys Blackpool are believed to have jumped to the head of the queue for the England U19 international, who won six caps this summer , and although Wycombe won’t confirm that the Seasiders are close to signing him they have not made any attempt to deny it.

The Bucks Free Press were the first media outlet to reveal that Ian Holloway’s side were chasing the Aylesbury-born 19-year-old and today Sky Sports are reporting that Phillips was spotted at Bloomfield Road for the Tangerines first home game in the Premiership against Fulham.

Waddock said: “I don’t know where he is to be honest with you. He is probably talking to his agent.”

When asked by the Free Press if that could be about a move to Blackpool, Waddock replied ‘possibly.’

He added: “There has been rumour and speculation about Matty since he had the England call-up. If there’s an opportunity for a young player with the talent he’s got this club will not stand in his way. If it is a Premier League club how can you deny a lad the opportunity to go and talk to them at least.

“He will make the decision whether he wants to go to a Championship or a Premier League club or a League One or League Two club – that’s his choice.”

Waddock would not confirm whether the club has accepted an offer for the teenager who has a year still to run on his Adams Park contract.

He said: “We’re talking. Until everything is agreed the matter will be in the hands of Matty Phillips.

“He’s a talented young footballer who has done well for this football club and who did well in the summer.

“If you have got talented players there is going to be rumour and speculation.”

Wanderers want a decent fee for him and also a large sell on percentage.

The Blues have already rejected one bid from Championship big spenders Bristol City while Southampton are also known to be determined pursuers of the teenager who has been with Blues since he was nine.

Watford, Leeds, Preston, Sheffield United and Premiership side Wigan have also seen him play this month.

Clubs have until Tuesday to get any deal done when the transfer window closes.