Rovers set to swoop for Jones

The 29-year-old American international, who has also played for

Germany, looks to be on his way to Ewood Park. Blackburn are

believed to have made an approach to his club Schalke earlier this

week, and now the deal is all but done. Sky Sports reports that the

two clubs have agreed terms, with Blackburn looking likely to sign

him on an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent deal in the

summer. The player is now due to travel to England over the weekend

when he will finalise a move. A number of other Premier League

clubs are understood to have expressed an interest in the defensive

midfielder, who missed all of last season with a muscle injury.

Jones, who has three-and-half years left on his current deal, has

fallen out of favour with coach Felix Magath.