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Phil Jones loan transfer from Man Utd to Bordeaux ‘seems to have collapsed as defender rejects French move’

, Phil Jones loan transfer from Man Utd to Bordeaux ‘seems to have collapsed as defender rejects French move’

MANCHESTER UNITED defender Phil Jones has reportedly turned down a late loan move to French outfit Bordeaux.

The centre-back put himself in the shop window after turning in a willing performance against Wolves – his first appearance for United in two years.

Jones has reportedly turned down a move to Bordeaux

And it was looking like Jones was going to make a late loan move to France after Bordeaux agreed a fee for him.

But according to Fabrizio Romano, the former England international has passed up on the opportunity to play in Ligue 1.

The transfer guru said on Twitter: “After agreement reached between Manchester United and Bordeaux, Phil Jones has decided to turn down this opportunity.

“Loan deal seems to be collapsed, as things stand.”

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Jones had been linked with a transfer to newly mega-rich Newcastle.

But the Toon have moved onto other targets, agreeing a fee with Brighton for defender Dan Burn.

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West Ham’s Issa Diop is also an option to bolster Eddie Howe’s backline.

Late moves could materialise for Jones’ United team-mates Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson.

And Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett is also being looked at.

Read our Manchester United live blog for the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

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