Phil Jones’ January exit could depend on just two Championship clubs

Manchester United defender Phil Jones fears a move to Burnley in January could collapse amid a planned takeover of the Clarets, according to reports.

The Daily Star claim Burnley boss Sean Dyche has plans to sign Jones on loan as he prepares to face more interest in James Tarkowski, but a £200m takeover by Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashany and lawyer Chris Farnell go through, they will no longer be in a position where they have to sell their most-prized asset.

Jones could still leave United with Championship strugglers Derby and Middlesborough said to be interested in the forgotten England international.

Jones, 28, is on £100,000-per-week at United and he hardly plays. It’s either a case of him being injured or fretting that he’s been called into the line-up because of injuries to other players.

However, Solskjaer gave Jones some hope that there could be a way back into the team for him at United.

“Phil has been injured and he’s had an operation and he’s working really hard to be back,” the manager said, as quoted by The Mirror.

“”He’ll hopefully get fit during December.

“That was a natural thing, when you’re injured you can’t really be in the squad, can you?

“He’s working really diligently and he’ll be coming back soon.”

I really can’t see a way back into the team for Jones, and it’s not as if anyone can put it down to a lack of opportunities.

It’s a matter of not being good enough.

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