Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Blackburn's Phil Jones set for Man United

Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones is at Manchester United having a medical as he closes on a move to Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports.

The in-demand 19-year-old has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Liverpool but it would appear United have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals in a transfer race that could be concluded soon.

Liverpool were reportedly in pole position to sign the England Under 21 international but Sir Alex Ferguson, with a healthy transfer chest of his own, looks set to tie up a deal for a player many believe will be an integral part of the senior national side for years to come.

It is understood United have offered the player a five-year contract, despite widespread reports he was to undergo a medical at Liverpool's training ground.

Jones was supposed to travel to Denmark on Wednesday with the England Under 21s for this summer's European Championship.

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