United Offered Arsenal Jones Swap For Vermaelen Aug08

United Offered Arsen...

  England international Phil Jones was offered to Arsenal as part of a deal to sign Thomas Vermaelen. Arsenal were keen to explore a deal involving a swap for Chris Smalling, but Manchester United were not keen, instead offering Jones to the Gunners. Arsene Wenger had previously tried to...

Rowley Steps Up Search For Arsenal Summer Signings Jun08

Rowley Steps Up Sear...

Arsenal Chief Scout, Steve Rowley has recently returned from a scouting mission to Argentina and Switzerland. wearethenorthbank.com understands Rowley was in Argentina to run the rule over Ricardo Alvarez. He watched Vélez Sarsfield defeat Gimnasia La Plata 2-0 in the Primera Division on...

Arsenal Had Bid For Jones Accepted Jun08

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wearethenorthbank.com 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...

Arsenal Target Jones Not Having Liverpool Medical Jun08

Arsenal Target Jones...

Phil Jones will not be having a medical at Liverpool today, despite rumours. Blackburn Rovers have not accepted any offers at present although wearethenorthbank.com understands that Arsenal are preparing a bid for the 19-year-old. As reported yesterday, Jones would prefer a move to...

Arsenal Face Battle To Sign Jones Jun07

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Arsenal face an uphill battle to sign Blackburn defender Phil Jones. wearethenorthbank.com 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...