Arsenal keeping an eye on £10m defensive addition

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He’s been out injured for Manchester United this season and the Red Devils are now ready to sell Phil Jones in January with Arsenal keeping tabs on the situation, report The Sun.

Reportedly available for around £10 million with United keen to remove his £110,000-a-week wages from the wage bill, Liverpool are also monitoring his situation according to the report.

Sidelined with knee ligament issues, Jones watched Jose Mourinho splash £30 million on Eric Bailly in the summer with the England international slipping down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Still just 24-years-old of course, Sir Alex Ferguson once infamously claimed that Jones could eventually become the best Manchester United player in club history but he’s lost his way since the Scot departed in 2013.

Arsenal have previously been linked with the former Blackburn Rovers man and despite signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in the summer, Per Mertesacker is now 31-years-old with Arsene Wenger potentially still on the lookout for a younger successor.

A so-called United source in The Sun’s report claimed: “Jose is looking to offload Jones. They have reached the end of the line with him.

“Arsenal have asked about him in the past along with Chris Smalling, and they are keeping an eye on his situation.”

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