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Blackburn accept defeat as Jones goes to Man Utd

Manchester United are standing by their deal for Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones.

The Daily Mail says Jones will finally move to Manchester United after the Barclays Premier League champions refused to budge on their £16.5million offer for the Blackburn defender.

Following a meeting with manager Steve Kean in India, Rovers owners Venky's admitted defeat in their attempts to force United to pay more.

There were suggestions the deal could be in jeopardy or that United might at least agree to pay various add-ons that could push the eventual figure past £20m.

But they are sticking to the £16.5m release clause in the 19-year-old's contract, safe in the knowledge that Blackburn are powerless to stop him leaving.

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