Fulham are interested in signing Manchester United centre back Phil Jones on loan, a report from 90Min has claimed.
Jones has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford drastically in recent times, and that, combined with a number of injury issues, means the 29-year-old has not made a competitive appearances in more than a year-and-a-half.
Football League World exclusively revealed earlier this week that Jones would be open to a Championship loan move in order to try and get his career back on track.
Now it seems as though interest in the defender, who has been capped 27 times by England, is starting to attract interest from the second-tier.
According to this latest update, Fulham have shown an interest in a deal for Jones, although it seems the Cottagers are not alone with their desire to sign the centre back.
It is thought that a number of other Championship clubs, as well as Premier League duo Watford and Newcastle, are also looking into a potential deal for Jones.
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Given Jones significant salary packet at Manchester United, it has been suggested that the most likely deal is a loan deal for the defender, with the Old Trafford club paying the majority of his wages.
This is an interesting one to consider for Fulham if they are to pull it off.
Despite his injury issues, Jones still has plenty of ability, and you feel he could still be a more than reliable option in the Championship, especially with the experience of top level football he offers.
Indeed, given the level of interest their is in Jones, you feel winning the race for the centre back would be something of a statement of intent from the Cottagers following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.
However, Jones may not be cheap even if United do cover a portion of his wages, while with the likes of Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Alfie Mawson, Michael Hector, Maxime Le Marchand and – when fit – Terence Kongolo – on the books, you have wonder whether another centre back is something they desperately need at Championship level.