Man Utd are ready to let Midfielder go on loan in January for £3.5m

Manchester United are ready to let Jesse Lingard go on loan in January, according to talkSPORT.

Lingard enjoyed a fine loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last season, however, he remains a full player at Old Trafford.

Lingard thrived on loan at West Ham last season with nine goals and five assists in 16 appearances

However, he has started just two appearances for Man United in all competitions this season.

He is set to be a free agent in June and talks of extending his contract with the Red Devils have died in the water.

According to TalkSPORT, Man United are ready to let their player go on loan, but any interested club would have to pay £3.5million for his services.

Premier League wrestlers Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Lingard but have seen a loan offer rebuffed as it is below Man United’s asking price. The Magpies should come back.

West Ham have been heavily linked with the 29-year-old England international, however, it’s unclear if a new approach has been taken.

West Ham’s productive season could count against them, with Man United potentially reluctant to let any of their players join any of the top four rivals.

Lingard has been at Man United since he was seven years old and talkSPORT also understands he has shown a reluctance to go before the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Tottenham legend Clive Allen would like to see his former club opt for Lingard, arguing his addition could help Harry Kane regain his old form.

Allen told talkSPORT: “When he came to West Ham he was exceptional, when he spent time in east London.

“He’s a talented player and at the moment Spurs are looking for an injection. Firstly, they need a bit of creativity in that midfield.

“Harry Kane looks a bit frustrated with the lack of opportunities created for him.

“Someone of Lingard’s quality would be a fabulous addition.”

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Agustin Rossi spent most of his formative years with Chacarita Juniors before progressing to their first-team setup in 2014. Since then, the Argentine goalkeeper has represented five other clubs, and it is only after a successful loan spell at Club Atletico Lanus in 2020 that he has found some stability in his career.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a solid campaign with Boca Juniors in 2021, keeping 16 clean sheets in 32 games across all competitions. Rossi’s solid performances earned him his maiden call-up to the Argentine national side last year, although he is yet to make his debut. At the same time, the player has also popped up on the radar of Barcelona.

Barcelona could be forced into the market for a goalkeeper this month, as Neto is eager to call it quits at Camp Nou. The Brazilian shot-stopper’s frustrations have boiled over after failing to usurp even a sub-par Marc-Andre ter Stegen, which is why he is seeking a January departure from Barcelona.

Newcastle step up Jesse Lingard chase with Manchester United reluctant to bolster West Ham and Diego Carlos transfer could trigger Anthony Martial exit

Newcastle have stepped up their bid to sign Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United this month.

The England international, 29, is out of contract this summer and is keen to leave now due to a lack of playing time at Old Trafford this season.

West Ham remain enthusiastic after Lingard’s exceptional loan spell for the Hammers last season, while Tottenham have also expressed interest.

However, with the Red Devils reluctant to do business with a top-four rival, the newly wealthy Magpies are leading the race.

United still want to keep Lingard for the remainder of the campaign, although Newcastle are hoping to tempt the Red Devils with an offer to pay a loan fee and 100% of the striker’s salary.

talkSPORT transfer expert Alex Crook said: “It’s interesting because the Lingard and United side had agreed that he would see out the final months of his contract and leave on a free transfer this summer.

“I have already mentioned that West Ham would like to have him back on loan. United cannot consider this as it would strengthen a top-four rival.

“It shows you how far West Ham have come and maybe how far United have fallen.

“We are aware that Lingard representatives have spoken to Tottenham about a summer deal.

“We know Newcastle are ready to pay a loan fee and collect their wages for the rest of the season.

“United, at the moment, are still reluctant to let him go.

“The decision Lingard has to make is whether to push for this move and go out and play football or just be on the outside to look inside.”

Meanwhile, another Newcastle deal could indirectly trigger a move to Old Trafford.

talkSPORT understands the Magpies are close to signing Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos.

The 28-year-old Brazilian has asked to leave the Spanish club and a £30million deal is close to being completed.

This could subsequently renew Sevilla’s interest in United striker Anthony Martial.

Crook added: “The latest development overnight is that Carlos has made it clear to Sevilla that he wants to leave the club.

“He turns 29 next month and Newcastle are ready to hand him a very lucrative four-and-a-half-year deal.

“Sevilla face Valencia tonight and they are, at this stage, possible title contenders in Spain. It will be fascinating to see if Carlos’ name is on the team sheet when he is handed over.

“Newcastle, I am told, hopes they can get a deal done. Then, Sevilla could possibly use the funds to reignite their interest in Anthony Marital.