Newcastle United and West Ham are two of the clubs being linked with Manchester United’s forgotten man Phil Jones.
According to Eurosport, Premier League and Champions League club Man United are prepared to let the £80,000-a-week defender leave Old Trafford.
It is explained that Newcastle are weighing up a possible offer for the 28-year-old, plus West Ham and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are also considered potential options.
The report adds that there will be room to negotiate around a potential fee to help seal a transfer, with the centre-back’s contract not expiring until 2023.
Jones hasn’t played a single first-team minute this season after losing a spot in the squad under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it looks like he needs a fresh move to try reignite his stuttering career.
The ex-England international earned 27 caps for his country when he was younger, but he’s had a horrid couple of years where he’s fallen completely out of favour with Man United.
Despite the fact he was once a highly-rated youngster, it seems a long way back for Jones to make it back to the top and it’s hard to picture him starting for most clubs in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old has played very little football in the past 18 months and it would be a big ask for him to get going again.
It seems unlikely that he would force his way into contention at West Ham or Leicester and it may be a similar case at St James’ Park with Newcastle, albeit the report suggests they are the club considering a move more than the others.