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Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones admits he is 'proud' to have caught the eye of Man United.

Germany midfielder proud of interest from European champions

Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones admits he is 'proud' to have caught the eye of Manchester United. Reports in Germany have claimed that the 26-year-old has been scouted by the Premier League champions. Jones only joined Schalke last summer from Eintracht Frankfurt, and enjoyed an impressive debut season at the Veltins Arena. He is flattered to have been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but acknowledged he is under contract at Schalke.

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"Man United are a class team," Jones told Bild. "The interest makes me proud. "But I still have a valid contract with Schalke." Jones' agent Roger Wittmann intends to hold talks with the player in the coming weeks to discuss plans for next season, following the recent transfer speculation. Schalke are keen to hang on to Jones, who narrowly missed out on a place in Germany's squad for Euro 2008.

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