MANCHESTER UNITED wants a staggering £15m for Phil Jones, according to reports.
That is even though the defender has only played one game in the past two years.
Newcastle and Burnley are said to be interested in the former England player, who made his long-awaited return to Wolves earlier this month.
But it looks like they won’t be able to buy Jones, 29, on the cheap despite his severe injury.
central defender not believed to be part of Ralf Rangnick’s long-term plan.
But Daily Star says the German will still demand £15m from his suitors.
Jones impresses in first game in two years despite United lost 1-0 to Wolves.
He has not played for United since his side beat Tranmere Rovers 6-0 in the FA Cup in 2020.
Newcastle are said to have approached United as the Toon Army Search for more resources for their relegation battle.
Geordies could pay the asking price but Burnley, also believed to be making an offer, is being offered £100k a week by Jones.
Sir Alex Ferguson signed Jones for £17m in 2011.
The versatile player has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League with the North West club.
He currently has less than 18 months left on his contract at Old Trafford and United could be looking for cash, attacking while the iron is hot.
There may be wholesale changes to Rangnick’s first transfer window as interim manager and superstar Paul Pogba is facing an uncertain future in Manchester.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17344393/man-utd-transfer-jones-newcastle-burnley/ Man Utd ‘screamed £15m transfer price’ for Phil Jones despite playing just one game in two years amid Newcastle interest