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Chelsea Linked With Surprise Move to Sign Man United Defender

Stamford Bridge side want adaptable Old Trafford star.

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Chelsea have been somewhat surprisingly linked with an apparent interest in Man United defender Phil Jones.

Football Direct News claim that Jose Mourinho is chasing the 22 year old England international with a view to bring in the adaptable defender this summer.

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Mourinho is likely to sell David Luiz to Barcelona and as such may be in the market for a defensive performer though Jones didn’t enjoy the best of seasons under David Moyes.

Jones moved to Old Trafford in June 2011 and has made 104 appearances for Man United and has been used in various roles from centre-back to defensive midfield to right-back and it’s that versatility that could perhaps have led to Mourinho’s reported interest.

Mourinho may look to offload John Obi Mikel and with Luiz also set to leave there would be scope for a defensive midfield signing though one wonders if Man United would be open to selling Jones.

The former Blackburn Rovers man is part of Roy Hodgson’s 2014 World Cup finals squad.

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