Liverpool facing £15m defender battle - prepare 'formal offer'

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Liverpool reportedly face competition from Arsenal and Spurs in the race to sign Phil Jones.

The Blackburn Rovers teenager has been earning rave reviews after an impressive season in defence at Ewood Park, with a host of Barclays Premier League clubs thought to be keen on signing the player.

A move to north London was reputed to be the most likely move for the England U21 international, but Liverpool now appear to be making serious moves after the Daily Mail reported they were preparing a 'formal offer' for the player, valued at £15 million.

Despite signing a five-year extension for Steve Kean's side back in February, speculation has refused to go away and a move away from the Lancashire outfit now appears to be a possible outcome. Both the Gunners and Tottenham are still said to be keen.

Jordan Henderson is also thought to be on the Liverpool radar, with Kenny Dalglish preparing a £30 million double swoop for the two players this summer, again according to the Daily Mail.

The moves would be in keeping with the current Anfield policy of bringing young, British talent to Liverpool, and highlights the fact that the Merseysiders are looking to build a competitive squad not just for next season, but the future as well.


With a defender, central midfielder, winger and striker all thought to be high on the Liverpool agenda, a double swoop for Jones and Henderson could be the answer for two of those four positions.

Either way, Dalglish is set for a hectic summer in the transfer window and will be looking to strengthen his squad throughout.

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