Arsenal Had Bid For Jones Accepted

20110608-194226.jpg can exclusively reveal that Arsenal had a bid accepted by Blackburn Rovers for Phil Jones last night.

A bid of £16million was accepted, along with the same bid from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger was granted permission to talk to Jones last night but it appears that Jones has chosen to stay in Lancashire by opting to sign for United.

The 19-year-old was due to fly out to Denmark with England’s U21′s this afternoon, despite rumours that Jones was due at Liverpool’s training ground, Melwood, for a medical (which we correctly quashed).

The defender was then reported to in fact be at United to finalise a move.

Arsenal did however announce the signing of Carl Jenkinson from Charlton, a story broken by back in April.