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Roma keeping close eye on Man Utd outcast attacker

Jesse Lingard could reportedly link back up with former manager Jose Mourinho at the Serie A club Roma in the summer.

The star has spent much of this term on the bench at Manchester United after the Englishman was refused the chance to depart on loan in January.

However, his deal runs out in two months’ time and he won’t be signing an extension which means the 29-year-old is free to move on.

The Mirror report there are three teams in the race to land him with West Ham United and Newcastle United having already made proposals to his agent, while I Giallorossi are also sounding out a summer move.

The Italians are currently managed by the Special One, who Jesse enjoyed a good relationship with at Old Trafford when the Portuguese tactician was boss between 2016 and 2018.

In the latest years, other England internationals such as Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have also sealed the move to Serie A.

It is said those looking to sign Jesse may have to stump up nearly £150,000 per week in wages and bonuses to snap him up.

He caught the eye of many potential buyers during a loan spell with the Hammers last season when he netted nine goals in 16 appearances.

Man Utd will allow multiple out of contract and fringe players to leave

Manchester United have allegedly told Lee Grant, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Tahith Chong and Paul Pogba that they can all depart the club at the end of the term.

All six stars are out of contract this summer, and it is said that the Red Devils are not willing to approach any of the aforementioned players to discuss the possibility of staying at Old Trafford.

Paul and Edinson have been regulars for the 20-time English champions this season when available for selection, but Jesse, Lee and Juan have largely not been in the plans of caretaker head coach Ralf Rangnick.

Tahith, meantime, has been on loan at the Championship club Birmingham City this campaign, making 19 division appearances, registering one goal and three assists so far.

According to The Mirror, the six stars in question will all be leaving, with the Frenchman set to leave the Premier League outfit on a free transfer for the second time in his professional career.

The side have reportedly chosen Ajax’s Dutch tactician Erik ten Hag to become their next head coach, although there hasn’t yet been any official communication from either party over a switch to Manchester.

Italy emerges as potential next destination for Man Utd playmaker

Roma and AC Milan have reportedly been handed the chance to sign Manchester United star Jesse Lingard for nothing.

In January, the Red Devils rejected the opportunity to recoup a loan sum for the playmaker in favour of keeping him in the first-team squad for the rest of the campaign.

However, the 29-year-old star has been provided with just 119 minutes of first-team football since the start of last month, strengthening the feeling that he’ll depart Old Trafford when his contract runs out in the summer.

According to journalist Nicolo Schira, the struggling Englishman is still not short of suitors with Newcastle United and West Ham United continuing to watch the situation.

I Giallorossi and I Rossoneri have also allegedly been given the chance to stake their claim for Jesse, who has previously played under the capital outfit’s boss Jose Mourinho.

Aware that Lingard may be inundated with proposals in the summer, the academy product could realistically bide his time before making a definite decision on his long-term future.

In other news, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot have all been named in the Portugal roster for their FIFA World Cup qualifier playoff semi-final with Stefan Kuntz’s Turkey.

Newcastle co-owner makes transfer admission over Man Utd misfit

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed Manchester United star Jesse Lingard wanted a winter switch to St James’ Park.

The Englishman has seen his playing time at Old Trafford limited this season under both Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 29-year-old’s existing contract is due to run out at the end of the term, meaning the player is free to negotiate with non-English clubs over a pre-contract agreement.

Meanwhile, the Magpies splashed out near £93 million in the January window on fresh faces including Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Dan Burn.

Armanda has insisted that Jesse and their transfer target, Lille’s Sven Botman, were both interested in joining the club last month.

‘We were 19th going into the window. So we had that, an illiquid market, and the complexity of Covid-19, which meant clubs didn’t want to sell because they didn’t know where their squads would end up,’ he told The Athletic.

‘We had to encourage players – ‘we’ll be a safe place for you, we’ll deliver and grow’. Some desperately wanted to come to us, like Sven [Botman], who still does very much and has talked very openly about that.

‘Coming through all that showed us we can do it, that we can stick to our plan and if we get criticised on the last day for: ‘Oh, you’re going after Jesse [Lingard]’, well, Jesse wanted to come to us.

‘We did everything. We never stopped. From the start to the finish, we did not stop working.’

Newcastle co-owner makes transfer admission over Man Utd outcast

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed Manchester United star Jesse Lingard wanted a winter switch to St James’ Park.

The Englishman has seen his playing time at Old Trafford limited this season under both Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 29-year-old’s existing contract is due to run out at the end of the term, meaning the player is free to negotiate with non-English clubs over a pre-contract agreement.

Meanwhile, the Magpies splashed out near £93 million in the January window on fresh faces including Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Dan Burn.

Armanda has insisted that Jesse and their transfer target, Lille’s Sven Botman, were both interested in joining the club last month.

‘We were 19th going into the window. So we had that, an illiquid market, and the complexity of Covid-19, which meant clubs didn’t want to sell because they didn’t know where their squads would end up,’ he told The Athletic.

‘We had to encourage players – ‘we’ll be a safe place for you, we’ll deliver and grow’. Some desperately wanted to come to us, like Sven [Botman], who still does very much and has talked very openly about that.

‘Coming through all that showed us we can do it, that we can stick to our plan and if we get criticised on the last day for: ‘Oh, you’re going after Jesse [Lingard]’, well, Jesse wanted to come to us.

‘We did everything. We never stopped. From the start to the finish, we did not stop working.’

Man Utd star deals blow to Premier League rivals hopes of landing him

Jesse Lingard could allegedly reject a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur in favour of moving abroad.

His contract at Manchester United is due to run out at the end of June, and the struggling England international’s is widely expected to leave the Old Trafford side in search of pastures new.

West Ham United and Newcastle United are thought to be looking to reignite their interest in the player this summer, while the capital outfit have also been heavily linked with a move.

According to a recent report football.london, Antonio Conte’s side have spoken to Lingard’s agents about the possibility of transferring to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of next term.

However, the same report adds that there are indications the 29-year-old star would choose to move abroad in search of a new challenge.

Lingard, who was denied a winter loan exit away from the 20-time English champions, has scored twice and notched one assist in 16 outings for Ralf Rangnick’s side during the 2021-22 season.

He featured off the bench in the recent PL draws with Southampton and Burnley but was an unused substitute versus Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night.

Man Utd midfielder not short of admirers outside of Premier League

A host of foreign clubs have allegedly identified Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, as a possible transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window.

On deadline day, the Red Devils rejected interest from West Ham United and Newcastle United, despite the midfielder having just five months left on his existing contract.

Later in the week, caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick suggested that the 29-year-old had requested a break to overcome the frustration of missing out on a fresh challenge, only for that claim to be denied by the England international.

As it stands, Jesse is increasingly likely to depart Old Trafford at the end of his deal, and Fichajes states that the player is not short of suitors abroad.

The report says that Valencia, Barcelona and Juventus are ready to join the Hammers and the Magpies in attempting to sign him on a free transfer.

Jesse, who has been provided with just 88 minutes of PL football, is expected to take his time to evaluate his options before making a final decision on his future.

Elsewhere, Watford reportedly failed with an approach to snap up Manchester United’s central defender Phil Jones.

According to Football Insider, manager Roy Hodgson had sanctioned a last-minute move to sign him, but that isn’t something that ended up taking place, with the Red Devils knocking it back.

Man Utd attacker urged to return to former loan club

Jesse Lingard should quit Manchester United this summer and revive his career at ex-loan club West Ham United, according to former England star John Barnes.

He has started just two matches for the Red Devils this campaign and wanted to secure a loan transfer away from Old Trafford during the winter transfer window.

In spite of interest from the Irons, Newcastle United and Everton, Jesse stayed in Manchester, with Ralf Rangnick’s side blocking his attempts to depart.

The player will now switch his attentions to a summer transfer as his contract expires and Liverpool icon believes a return to the Hammers is the ‘obvious option’.

The London Stadium proved an acceptable home for Lingard last term, with the attacker scoring nine goals and picking up five assists during his loan stint in east London.

‘Lingard would have been a good signing for Newcastle but he hasn’t gone, so they have to forget about it,’ John told BonusCodeBets. ‘I don’t know where Lingard’s future lies.

‘I don’t think it will be at Manchester United because it hasn’t worked there, as much as he did well at West Ham. With the players United have, they’re not going to turn to Lingard.

‘West Ham would be the obvious place for Lingard to move because of how well he did there. He’ll have a big decision to make at the end of the season.’

Why Man Utd decided against letting outcast leave on deadline day

Manchester United vetoed Jesse Lingard’s departure from Old Trafford on transfer deadline day because of the arrest of youngster Mason Greenwood on suspicion of assault and assault.

The 20-year-old spent the second night in prison on Monday after being arrested last weekend following claims from a young woman on social media.

Jesse had been expected to quit the club last month as he is out of contract in June and is yet to make a start for his team in the Premier League this term.

Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United all made approaches for him but it was Eddie Howe’s side that were pushing hardest for the player on Monday.

They made a series of bids and even offered to pay a £4 million ‘survival bonus’ should the team stay in the top-flight following his arrival.

However, the Telegraph say that the Red Devils opted to keep their academy graduate after his team-mate’s arrest.

Having allowed Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Amad Diallo to leave the club on loan, the side are lighter in wide zones than at the start of January.

Allowing Jesse to leave could have left interim boss Ralf Rangnick with limited options and the attacker is suddenly higher up the chain at United.

Man Utd man could be leaning towards transfer abroad as free agent

Juventus are allegedly interested in landing Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard for nothing this summer’s transfer window.

The Englishman has entered the final six months of his existing deal at Old Trafford and remains hopeful of departing the Red Devils on loan before the January transfer window closes for business.

Aston Villa, Leicester City and Everton are all reportedly keen on the attacker following a breakdown in a possible short-term switch to Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United.

However, according to a report from the Manchester Evening News, Jesse is aiming to move abroad on a free transfer when his deal with the Premier League giants expires at the end of June.

The report adds that I Bianconeri have already been identified as potential buyers, with the Old Lady interested in bringing the player to Turin ahead of the 2022-23 season.

The 29-year-old has netted twice and registered one assist in 14 outings for his boyhood club this season, but Lingard has only played 88 minutes of top-flight football in the 2021-22 term.

The Old Lady have taken advantage of the free market to snap up the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Kingsley Coman, Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba in the latest years.