Chelsea stall on £15m Jones bid
Published 23:00 19/12/10 By Football Spy
Chelsea's £15million move for Phil Jones has been put on hold after Blackburn’s England Under-21 star suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti had identified Jones as the new John Terry and was ready to swoop for him next month.
Venky’s were prepared to listen to offers for the highly rated 18-year-old, who is the youngest Englishman playing regularly in the Premier League.
But now Jones will be going nowhere until the summer at the earliest.
Caretaker boss Steve Kean said: “It’s quite a nasty injury. He just landed awkwardly and all his weight went on the inside. We’ll be lucky to see him again this season.’’