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At least four clubs interested in Jesse Lingard loan deal

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Four clubs, Jesse? That’s insane!

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Not for me, Clive.
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Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is wanted by a host of Premier League sides for the remaining half of the season, according to reports.

The 28-year-old England international is out of favour under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United and also under current England boss Gareth Southgate. He has featured in just a handful of games this season and is used in cup games as United favour other players ahead of him.

Marcus Rashford, Dan James and Mason Greenwood are often used ahead of him on the wings, while Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are used in an attacking midfield position, with Donny van de Beek ahead of him.

British shouting station talkSPORT has linked Lingard with a loan move away from the club for the rest of the season, with Sheffield United regularly suggested to be interested in taking him to prop up their relegation challenge.

Former United manager David Moyes is at West Ham and could take the player to East London, while another of his former coaches, Jose Mourinho, is said to be keen on bringing one of his more relied-upon players from Old Trafford to North London.

At the end of the last transfer window Lingard was linked with a move to Porto, but no move materialised, so he has had to sit out most of the first half of the season, which was made more difficult as he had to self-isolate after contacts with potential coronavirus infections. He has more recently been rumoured to be attracting interest from the south coast of France. Nice are one team who may be willing to make a move, as could Olympique Marseille.

Lingard’s contract was due to expire at the end of the current season until United activated a one-year extension to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.