Phil Jones is not expected to leave Manchester United, on loan or permanently, between now and the summer transfer window’s deadline at the end of the month.
Jones, 28, has not featured in the Premier League since the 2019-20 season and even then he managed just two appearances throughout the campaign.
Riddled with unfortunate injuries and fitness issues, the English centre-back has been one of the names strongly linked with a summer departure with speculation he could be moved on amplified by the club’s successful pursuit of Raphael Varane.
However, despite there still being one week left in the transfer window, Jones is now set to remain with the club (Daily Mail).
A close club source has admitted to Stretty News that the potential for the 28-year-old to move was there, but the player has been unable to prove his fitness to prospective buyers with Solskjaer now set to use him as a future squad option.
Recent reports suggesting the player is ‘open’ to dropping down a division to play in the Championship are also contrary to our information.
Our source has confirmed that the player has no desire, at this stage in his career, to ply his trade in England’s second-tier.