Manchester United will beat Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham to the signature of Blackburn defender Phil Jones, 19, but he will cost them £16m.
That is what is being reported in today’s Daily Mirror. Spurs are known to be keen to strengthen their central defensive ranks with long-term doubts over the fitness of Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King. Sebastien Bassong is also being tipped to leave White Hart Lane this summer.
Jones is regarded as one of the brightest defensive prospects in the country but with Sir Alex Ferguson determined to land the England under-21 star, it appears as if Harry Redknapp will have to look elsewhere.
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