Jesse Lingard could return to Manchester United’s bench after Nice reportedly pulled out of a loan swoop.
The England midfielder has barely featured for the Red Devils this season.
And Lingard looked set to leave on loan this month in a bid for first-team football.
But now it seems the Ligue 1 side have gone cold on the Red Devil star.
Lingard and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in a tug-of-war.
The 28-year-old is desperate to play more having not appeared in a single Premier League game.
But Solskjaer is keen to keep hold of him with a busy schedule ahead in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
United exercised their one-year option to keep hold of Lingard until 2022.
Lingard would have plenty of suitors if the Red Devils are willing to let him go.
Sheffield United, Tottenham and West Ham are said to have been interested in him while Real Sociedad also reportedly held talks.