Newcastle United is interested in the services of Manchester United defender Phil Jones and could make a move for the defender in January.
The Chronicle claims that Newcastle United are on the lookout to build up a large portion of their roster and the 28-year-old centre-back could fill a slot.
Jones is being considered a surplus to requirements at United and was left out of the team’s 25-man Premier League squad after the club failed to offload him in the summer.
Jones is said not to be ready to lower his wage demands in order to join a new club with the stance having scared away potential suitors; reports indicating that no club was willing to match the wages he earns at United.
The Telegraph reported in the summer that Newcastle was one of the clubs that were interested in the player’s services with Steve Bruce having been keen to bolster his defence ahead of the new season.
United was so desperate to offload the player and even failed to conduct a surgery on the player’s knee as the move could have jeopardized any move away from the club.
The player whose contract at United run until 2023 has only featured eight times for the club in the 2019/20 season and has made 200 appearances in the Premier League along with 22 in the Champions League for the club.