David Moyes wants West Ham to sign Manchester United defender Phil Jones on free transfer

Phil Jones could leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer (Picture: Getty)

David Moyes is pushing West Ham to sign Manchester United defender Phil Jones on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.

Moyes worked with Jones during his brief spell as Red Devils manager eight years ago and is keen to reunite with the 29-year-old in east London.

Jones has spent a decade at Old Trafford, playing 224 matches for the club and winning the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup.

The former England international has only made eight appearances over the past two seasons, however, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to offload him to make room for a new centre-back.

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for France and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, and he will partner club captain Harry Maguire in the heart of Solskjaer’s defence.

If Jones is made available as a free agent, West Ham will consider offering him a highly-incentivised contract for next season, according to Eurosport.

The Hammers are ready to bolster Moyes’ squad after an encouraging campaign and the Scottish manager wants to work with Jones.

David Moyes is keen to bring Jones, 29, to West Ham (Picture: Getty)

Jones’ fitness is a concern though so West Ham’s offer would likely be a low base contract with enticing add-ons for appearances.

Manchester United veteran Jones is said to be interested in a move to another Premier League club with Newcastle United also admirers.

Moyes also wants West Ham to bolster his options in midfielder and attack this summer, with Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham and West Ham playmaker Matheus Pereira emerging as targets.

Arsenal are also interested in signing England international Abraham but former Chelsea striker Carlton Cole says he should join a club like West Ham.

‘You get to a point where you have got to know your worth,’ Cole told talkSPORT.

‘He has gone on loan and done really well at Aston Villa, Swansea and came back to Chelsea and done well.

‘They still don’t value him the way they should do and the way he feels he should be valued.

‘He didn’t play at the back end of last season. I know that the other coaches do value him, but he is not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans obviously because he didn’t play.

‘He ended up as one of their top goalscorers and he only played half of the season. Tuchel doesn’t fancy him and I would look at other options if I were him and say, “let me go and be the main man somewhere”.’

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