Newcastle United are supposedly no longer keen on signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard.
The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a loan move to Eddie Howe’s side in January, but the Magpies were not willing to pay the £16 million loan fee that the Red Devils were thought to be demanding for the player’s services.
His present contract at the club is due to expire next month, and Jesse is incredibly unlikely to sign an extension, with the Englishman set to be available for nothing.
The Toons were believed to be the frontrunners for the attacker, with their recent takeover making the club one of the wealthiest in world football.
However, according to a report from The Telegraph, Howe’s team won’t be pursuing the Manchester United academy graduate this summer despite Lingard’s availability on a free transfer.
The report adds that he wants wages in excess of £150,000 per week, in addition to a large signing-on sum, from his next club.
The Premier League outfit are allegedly not willing to make him their highest-paid player, while Jesse’s demands are too high to fit into the wage structure, which won’t be excessive in spite of their recent takeover.