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Jones tells Blackburn he wants Man Utd - not Liverpool

Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones isn't interested in a move to Liverpool.

The Sunday Telegraph says on Saturday morning, the transfer took a dramatic twist when Liverpool stepped in with a counter offer for Jones, who has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for offers of more than £16 million.

Liverpool's bid is believed to have been around £6 million more than that of United, and was therefore welcomed by Blackburn's owners, who dispute United's interpretation of the clause.

They think an offer of £16 million merely allows a club to talk to Jones, and have decided that if the player is determined to leave, they should aim to have an auction for his services.

But Jones has told Blackburn he wants to join United rather than Liverpool, and the Old Trafford club are convinced that the detail of Jones's contract means they will succeed in completing his signing within a matter of hours.

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