Phil Jones set to be included in Man United’s deal for Maguire
Phil Jones could be the player included by Man United to make way for Harry Maguire – Leicester City have placed a hefty price-tag £80 million price tag on their central defender – Jones who recently signed a four-year-deal for Man United is with the squad on their Asia and Australia tour Manchester United are reportedly set to make Phil Jones part of the £80 million deal to acquire Harry Maguire, reports claim. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will have to sell one of his defenders if the deal for the Leicester City center-back pull through.
Jones could be the one sold as Solskjaer is keen on including him in the deal for Maguire. Jones recently penned a new four-and-a-half contract with the Red Devils last February and was included in United’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia.
Solskjaer admitted that, amid his pursuit of Maguire, he would have to trim his current squad once new signings are made He said: “Of course, there’s a limit of players. Whoever performs will be part of the team and whoever doesn’t has a fight to get back in. “There’s been loads of speculation but I can’t really say anything. We’ll work to find a relationship with the ones we’ve got. “[Another loan for Tuanzebe?] He has a great chance of staying here and playing. He had a great season last year. “He’s really proven he can play at that level and he’s come back strong and focused. “He did well in the first game here (against Perth Glory) and he’s one of the exciting players I can’t wait to see more of.”