Arsenal Keen to Make Move for £7m English Starlet: Wenger Set to Bid for Blackburn Teen Phil Jones

Emirates manager interested in Rovers youngster.

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Sports News - March 25, 2010

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Blackburn starlet Phil Jones, but he will not be making an immediate move for the youngster.

The 18-year-old has come to prominence in recent months after being handed his first Premier League start by Sam Allardyce in March.

The Gunners have been reported as leading the chase for Jones, ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Wenger has now confirmed his interest, but admits he is not considering a bid at the moment.

“He’s had a few good games but we’ve not made an enquiry about him,” Wenger told the Daily Telegraph. (Sky Sports)

Phil Jones has shown great maturity since getting his chance in the Ewood Park first team and is now rightfully being linked with a move away from Blackburn Rovers as a growing list of potential suitors express their interest in the Preston born centre back.

Arsene Wenger is being linked with a move for a number of players this summer, especially English talents as the Emirates boss looks to improve his ‘homegrown’ quota. Some reports suggest that Arsenal are ready to make an offer in the region of £7m for Phil Jones an offer, if made, will surely turn the youngsters head.

The instant impact Jones had as he burst onto the Ewood Park scene was plain for all to see, in the twelve games he has been involved in Rovers have won six times and have collected five clean sheets. The centre back has shown in a short period of time just how much potential he possesses and it will be interesting to see what happens this summer and beyond.

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