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.