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Newcastle United and West Ham interested in signing Phil Jones

Both teams are interested in Jones but the £12m transfer fee may deter Newcastle

Manchester United Training Session Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Seldom used Manchester United defender Phil Jones might just have received a lifeline to restart his career, as Newcastle and West Ham are considering £12 million offers for the 28-year-old, one-time English international.

Jones has only made eight appearances for United this season. With manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sticking with a first choice back two of Victor Lindelöf and Harry Maguire — and Luke Shaw currently first option as third center back — Jones has been the odd man out.

Add to that Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe finally getting healthy and being the preferred backups, Jones won’t be seeing the pitch anytime soon — especially if on-loan defender Chris Smalling returns from Roma in the summer.

Jones, capped 27 times for England, signed a new four-year deal last February, and according to the Mirror, has drawn the eye of Newcastle manager Steve Bruce because of his previous Premier League and European experience.

If Newcastle feel that the rumored £12m transfer fee is too large for an often injured defender, David Moyes and West Ham United have also inquired about signing Jones this summer according to The Sun.