Phil Jones Fears Old Trafford Exit May Be Scuppered by Clarets Takeover
Manchester United outcast Phil Jones fears a potential move to Burnley in the January transfer window is under threat amid a planned takeover of the Clarets. Manager Sean Dyche has pencilled in a loan swoop for the forgotten England defender as he prepares to face more interest in his prize-asset James Tarkowski.
West Ham United remain keen to sign the £40million-rated Tarkowski but should a £200million takeover at Burnley by Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashany and lawyer Chris Farnell go through, they will no longer have to sell. This would leave Jones in limbo and clear the way for Championship strugglers Derby County and Middlesbrough to make a move for the versatile former Blackburn Rovers star.
Jones, who is said to earn £100,000 a week at Old Trafford last featured for them back in January and was omitted from their squad for the current campaign. Speaking this week Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted there was a way back for Jones saying, “Phil has been injured and he has had an operation and he is working really hard to be back, he’ll hopefully get fit during December. He is working diligently and he’ll be back soon, when you’re injured you can’t really be in the squad, can you.”