Rumour: Manchester United to swap Phil Jones with John Stones
Manchester United are reportedly going to offer Phil Jones to Everton and in return hijack the move for young English defender John Stones, according to The Metro. Louis Van Gaal is looking to tempt the long-term Chelsea target who has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park.
John Stones recently handed in a transfer request to force his move to Stamford Bridge and this has alerted Louis Van Gaal who’s set to offer Stones’ compatriot Phil Jones to Everton. Manchester United are looking to pull off the same move Chelsea made last week when the imminent Pedro deal was hijacked by Mourinho in the last minute. It is believed Van Gaal had offered Johnny Evans to Roberto Martinez but the Spaniard was not convinced about bringing the United centre back to Goodison Park.
Phil Jones arrived at Old Trafford from Blackburn in 2011 for a transfer fee of £16.5 million. The 24-year-old has failed to cement his place in United’s starting lineup. Jones has had a stop-start career at Old Trafford. His versatility has allowed him to cover defensive midfield position, right back and center back.
Chelsea are reportedly readying a bid of £40 million for the coveted defender who has shown tremendous composure and tactical brilliance in his recent performances for the Toffees.
United plotting a move for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson
Lazio suffered an upsetting defeat in their Champions League play-off match against Bayer Leverkusen despite winning the first leg at home. Following the exit of the Italian side, Manchester United are plotting on a mega bid for the Brazillian midfielder.
The twenty-time English champions are set to offer £30 million to Lazio for Felipe Anderson, according to Daily Star. Anderson helped the Italian side to a Champions League qualification in the last stages of the campaign. His contract ends on June 2020, but LVG is desperately seeking to upgrade his attacking midfield options after the failure to capture Pedro from Barcelona.
The Italian side have failed to qualify for Champions League and accepting a high bid offer for the Brazillian midfielder would be a good decision.