By Richard Parks
Liverpool are preparing to sell young defender Lloyd Jones to Championship club Preston North End in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Lancashire outfit wanted to sign Jones this summer but the deal collapsed late on after talks over a £250,000 move.
It is said that the transfer of the centre-back, 21, to Preston is in line to be revived in the winter window.
The Mirror report that a number of League One clubs are also interested in signing England Under-20 international Jones if he fails to head to Deepdale.
Jones played 29 times in all competitions while on loan at Swindon in the third tier last season, scoring two goals from his defensive slot.
He has also spent loan spells with Blackpool, Accrington and Cheltenham but has yet to play for the Liverpool senior side.
Jones is a regular member of Liverpool Under-23s, racking up 48 appearances for the age-group side, four of which have come this season.
Jones was snapped up from the Plymouth Argyle Academy back in 2011 for a fee of £150,000.
In other Liverpool transfer news, personal terms have been agreed as the Merseysiders finalise the signing of a big-name ace in January.