Arsenal lead Liverpool in chase to sign Manchester United star in shock January transfer

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Arsenal and Liverpool are both readying moves for Manchester United defender Phil Jones according to The Sun.

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The 24-year-old is currently sidelined with a knee injury and is not part of Jose Mourinho’s plans and the Old Trafford side are ready to accept offers of around £10m for the England international.

Jones is on a £110k a week salary and moves to offload the former Blackburn Rovers man would also help to reduce the club’s ever expanding wage bill.

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Arsenal are reportedly leading Liverpool in the chase to sign Jones and Arsene Wenger may well feel the need to strengthen his back-line.

The Manchester United man started just six Premier League matches last term and the arrival of Eric Bailly will further reduce his involvement in first-team action.

Jones is an adaptable talent who can be used in a variety of roles though he is perhaps most consistent when used in a central defensive role.

Since moving to Manchester United in June 2011 the defender has racked up 140 appearances for the club.

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Jones is an adaptable talent who can be used in a variety of roles though he is perhaps most consistent when used in a central defensive role.

Since moving to Manchester United in June 2011 the defender has racked up 140 appearances for the club.

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