Jesse Lingard in advanced talks with two clubs

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is in advanced talks with two teams.

According to the BBC, the 29-year-old is wanted by Newcastle United, AC Milan, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and talks with two of these clubs are believed to be at an advanced stage.

Lingard has cut a frustrating figure at Old Trafford with a lack of playing time and with his contract expiring in the summer, he will move as a free agent as he hopes his next stop will give him the playing time needed to boost his world cup chances with England.

Lingard was left off the bench in Monday’s 3-0 win over Brentford, which prompted his brother and agent to take to social media to talk about the player’s treatment, and it is clear he will not be at the club despite reports suggesting that. Erich Ten Hag wants to be on his team.

The Dutchman is believed to be keen to speak with Lingard about his future, but the player has no interest in extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Lingard’s anger at United stems from the club’s refusal to grant him a loan to move to Newcastle in January after the Red Devils demanded a £2.5m loan fee and a £12.5m bonus if Eddie Howe’s side avoid relegation.

A move to St James’ Park is Lingard’s most likely destination if he says so in the Premier League, with the northeastern club managing to meet his high wage demands. Lingard has scored 35 goals in 232 appearances for United but has never produced his best form on a consistent basis.

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