Bolton, Wigan, Bradford and Oxford are chasing the Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones, according to HITC Sport.

Jones is well down the pecking order at Liverpool and the club are understood to be willing to let him move on before the close of the transfer window, with Bolton, Wigan, Bradford and Oxford all chasing for his signature.

A powerful centre-back, Jones is extremely talented in the air. Never one to shirk a challenge, the Welshman is also a cultured defender, who is confident enough to play the ball out from the back. His heading and aerial abilities mean Jones is a highly-rated member of the Liverpool set-up.

The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Plymouth Argyle for £150,000 back in 2011 and he impressed in the youth ranks at Anfield, but he has been unable to establish himself in the first-team.

The central defender has enjoyed spells out on loan Blackpool, Accrington, Cheltenham and Swindon Town during the last three seasons and all four clubs were keen to sign Jones on a permanent basis only for Liverpool to reject their offers.

Jones made over 50 first-team appearances during his stints out on loan and his performances have not gone unnoticed among other Football League clubs.

He made eleven appearances for the Welsh under-17’s scoring once. He earned one cap for the Welsh U19’s before switching allegiance to England in October 2013, having rejected a call-up to the Welsh U21’s.

He got called up for the England U19’s for their 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification matches in May 2014. Jones featured in all three matches. Four months later he made his debut for the U20’s in a friendly against Romania. He has played four times for the U20’s.

According to MEN Sport, Oldham was believed to be keen on signing defender Lloyd Jones. But a move to Oldham looks unlikely as Wellens captured the signature of Manchester City defender Kean Bryan, who rejoins the club for a second spell.

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