Report: Liverpool line up £110,000-a-week Manchester United ace, available at bargain £10m
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to make a move for Manchester United defender Phil Jones in January, according to a report.
The Sun have claimed that the 24-year-old’s situation at Old Trafford is being monitored by the Premier League duo.
The England international is currently out injured with a knee ligament problem and it is claimed that United are ready to sell the defender.
It is stated that Jones is on £110,000-a-week with Manchester United and that he could be snapped up for a bargain £10million.
“Jose is looking to offload Jones. They have reached the end of the line with him,” a United insider was quoted as saying to the Sun.
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“Arsenal have asked about him in the past along with Chris Smalling, and they are keeping an eye on his situation.
“He cannot stay fit and that is why United tried to sign Jose Fonte from Southampton in the summer.”
Jones faces another three weeks out injured before he can return to training with Jose Mourinho’s side.
His last appearance for the club came at the beginning of January 2016 and he featured in just 13 encounters for United in the last campaign.
Jones moved to the Red Devils in the summer of 2011 for a fee of £16.5million and was highly regarded by then boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, despite having three years left on his contract it seems that Mourinho wants to cut his ties with the defender, who has made 140 appearances for the club during his five-year stay.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds are the latest side to seize the initiative in the race to sign Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon.