Liverpool transfers: Leeds have asked about signing 22-year-old but Klopp doesn't want him sold
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Liverpool transfers: Leeds have asked about signing 22-year-old but Klopp doesn't want him sold

Leeds United are one of several Premier League sides to have asked Liverpool about signing Curtis Jones.

That’s according to a report from Goal today. Assessing the likelihood of a number of the Liverpool squad being sold this summer, Jones’ departure isn’t mooted as a serious possibility.

Rating his chances of leaving the club at a three out of 10, Goal claim that Jurgen Klopp still sees a ‘long-term’ future for Jones at Anfield.

However, that reportedly hasn’t stopped the enquiries from coming. Leeds and Aston Villa ‘among others’ are said to have previously expressed interest in the 22-year-old.

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Liverpool look set to rebuff any interest, though. It’s claimed that Jones is ‘unlikely’ to be sold. The Scouser’s home-grown status is said to be something working in his favour here.

Despite that, there’s still a suggestion that a good offer could potentially tempt Liverpool into a sale.

Jones not safe in summer rebuild

If concrete offers do come in for Jones this summer, it will surely be difficult for Liverpool to say no.

Of course, the Reds need midfielders, we all know that. But there are big question marks over whether the academy product is good enough for what Liverpool require from him.

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Should Leeds, or someone else stump up a decent-sized fee for him, the Reds will have to consider it. Jones hasn’t progressed as much as hoped during his early years in the first-team squad.

He’s been unlucky with injuries for sure, but he can’t blame it all on enforced absences. When he’s been fit Jones has often been given chances by Jurgen Klopp. Whilst he’s impressed sporadically, it hasn’t really been enough.

Now twenty-two, he’s no longer a youngster in the squad. If there’s no sizeable improvement between now and the end of the season, the England U21 international may be approaching last chance saloon.

Notoriously loyal to his players, you’d think that Klopp would be willing to give him a little longer. But in a summer of rebuilding, don’t rule out Jones getting the chop. Leeds, the ball’s in your court.

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