Newcastle face competition from PSG, Juventus and Milan with all four clubs ‘in talks’ with Lingard
Newcastle, Juventus, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are all said to be “in talks” with Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Lingard will be available on a free transfer this summer when his contract at his boyhood club expires.
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He enjoyed a terrific spell on loan at West Ham United in the second half of 2020/21. Despite interest from the Hammers last summer, Lingard opted to stay at Old Trafford to fight for a place in the starting XI.
His departure in the winter transfer window was then blocked, with Newcastle and West Ham keen to sign him on loan.
It has been a difficult last season at Old Trafford for the England international as he has made just four starts in all competitions this season.
After Lingard sat out his last home game as a United player, 29-year-old brother Louie Scott accused the club of not giving it a proper send off.
Scott wrote on Instagram: “Twenty years of sweat and tears of blood, four domestic trophies, three cup final goals, not even a goodbye.
“No wonder it’s the Conference League next year.
“I’ve been there since I was 9 and haven’t even received a shipment.”
🗣 “It didn’t work Jesse”
– Planet Sport (@PlanetSportcom) May 9, 2022
There is a lot of interest in Lingard, with many clubs ready to jump at the chance to sign him for free.
According to Daily Mailthe midfielder is ‘in talks’ with four clubs with West Ham not believed to be negotiating a summer deal.
Newcastle are trying to bring Lingard to St James’ Park after failing in their pursuit in January. The Magpies will face stiff competition with Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus also speaking to the player’s representatives.
PSG are also keen and negotiations with two of these clubs are believed to be at an ‘advanced stage’.