Premier League giants Manchester United are set to reject Arsenal’s move for Red Devils defender Phil Jones as Jose Mourinho is in no mood to negotiate a deal with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger in the on-going transfer window.
Earlier Arsene Wenger had revealed his interest in the German defender and had also stated that the Gunners are all set to splurge huge cash in order to rope in their transfer targets, as they are desperately in the hunt for a top-flight centre-back.
Arsenal has been linked with a number of defenders this summer – including former Manchester United man Jonny Evans, Jose Maria Gimenez of Atletico Madrid and Valencia’s Mustafi. However recent reports claim that the North London club have made an enquiry about the availability of star United defender Phil Jones.
Earlier, foottheball had reported that Valencia rejected Arsenal’s initial bid of £15m bid for Shkodran Mustafi as the Spanish club are unwilling to lower down the asking price of £30m for the German defender. Recent reports also claimed that the Spanish side are now eyeing a £50m bid for the 24-year-old German defender.
Latest reports claim that Arsenal has received a huge blow to their pursuit of centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, after Valencia boss Pako Ayestaran insisted that they are not willing to sell the German defender this summer.
However, it is believed that an improved bid form Arsenal may force Valencia to sell Mustafi, after the Spanish club officials confirmed that they need to offload two more players in order to abide by Financial Fair Play regulations.
Premier League giants Man Utd are in desperate to rope in the services of Southampton star defender Jose Fonte this summer and sources confirm that Mourinho is willing to wait until the transfer deadline day to capture his target.
The anticipated arrival of Jose Fonte also suggests that some of the club’s current defenders could be shown the exit this summer – with Jones leading the line of players.
But The Standard report claims that Mourinho would refuse to negotiate a deal with Arsene Wenger, even if Phil Jones is offloaded this summer.