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United keen to retain Jones

1st February 2019, 10:48 by Chris Rivers

Phil Jones is set to sit down with Manchester United in the coming weeks and discuss a new deal at Old Trafford.

The England international is out of contract at the end of the season and has been kicking his heels waiting to hear back from the Red Devils.

Jones' possible free agent status has already sparked plenty of interest around the Premier League, with Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United all keen.

However, United don't want to lose the popular 26-year-old, taking into account he is still relatively young for a central defender and could command a decent fee in the future.

Jones is also one of the few players left from Sir Alex Ferguson's time in charge, with bosses keen to retain that winning mentality among the squad.

The former Blackburn Rovers academy graduate joined from Ewood Park back in 2011 for £17m and caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be an advocate for him staying at the club.

Jones' injury issues are well documented, but he has refused to rock the boat, making it clear all along he remains happy in Manchester.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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