Rovers get Man United to cough up for Jones
I know what you're thinking, hasn't this been going on for a fair while?
Back and forth, rumour after rumour, claim after counter claim.
But today should see the end of the Phil Jones transfer stand off after the clubs agreed a compromise package for the England Under 21 star.
Rovers and Venky's were trying to get a figure close to £25 million for the future England captain but Man United were digging in and pointing to a £16 million release clause in Phil's contract as proof they didn't have to stretch over that figure by more than a hair's width.
But a late bid of £22 million from the crafty Scousers has forced United's hand and with claims that they tapped up Jones due to the speed of knowledge of Jones' contract not going away it left United with little choice but to increase their bid.
The figure may still be reported as £16.5 million and/or undisclosed but that is merely a cover up... don't let the Manchester United loving press fool you.
Venky's have not been bullied and Rovers are about to receive their record transfer fee for a departing player.