Newcastle United Battle Leicester City For Jesse Lingard’s Signature

Newcastle United Battle Leicester City For Jesse Lingard’s Signature

Not just Newcastle United and Leicester City but according to reports, Everton and West Ham United are also interested in Manchester United star Jesse Lingard.

According to, the England international was offered to City as part of a deal that would have seen James Maddison move the other way last summer – something that was laughed off by fans of the King Power Stadium side.

Brendan Rodgers' side have fended off interest in Maddison for months and it seems that he will not be moving to Old Trafford with reports claiming that a new contract at City is increasingly likely to be signed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are set for a summer rebuild with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish in their sights as well as Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

Lingard could be on the way out as United's manager looks to improve the quality in his squad but GoalBall understands that the former Derby County loanee won't let his boyhood side force him out.

Indeed, Lingard's value will drop in the summer and that could prompt the club to trigger a 12-month extension to retain his value.

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Lingard has had a poor campaign and isn't in the starting XI on a regular basis at United.

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