Arsenal Face Battle To Sign Jones


Arsenal face an uphill battle to sign Blackburn defender Phil Jones. understands that Jones, who is preparing to head off to the European U21 Championships in Denmark, would prefer a move to Liverpool.

Arsenal are nonetheless preparing a bid for the 19-year-old who they have watched extensively since he broke into the Rovers first team in 2009-10.

They face stiff competition from Liverpool who are reportedly set to make a bid for Jones also.

The Gunners are focusing their attention on Jones having had an £8million bid turned down by Blackburn for Chris Samba last week.