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Jesse Lingard set for Newcastle loan after Man Utd talks with Magpies

Jesse Lingard set for Newcastle loan after Man Utd talks with Magpies

Manchester United are waiting on Newcastle to make a new offer to take Jesse Lingard on loan for the remainder of the season after talks between the two clubs failed to reach an agreement.

Lingard has been told he can leave United in this window and the academy graduate is keen to spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at St James’ Park.

But talks between the two clubs have failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion, with United wanting a bonus if Newcastle remain in the Premier League at the end of the season.

It is understood the Magpies will cover Lingard’s salary in full and will pay a loan fee to take the 29-year-old until the end of the season, but there is no agreement over a survival bonus if Lingard helps them avoid the drop to the Championship.

Lingard’s Old Trafford contract expires this summer when he will leave his boyhood club on a free transfer, so a loan move this month is United’s last chance to obtain a fee for him.

United sources insist the ball is now in Newcastle’s court, but they believe an experienced England international and proven Premier League performer could make a considerable difference in the Magpies’ attempts to stay in the Premier League under Eddie Howe, which is why they are holding out for a bonus should that happen.

Lingard joined West Ham on loan a year ago and thrived for David Moyes’ side, scoring nine goals and creating four more in 16 Premier League appearances.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to hold on to Lingard this summer but he has not made a Premier League start all season and has played just one minute of league football under Ralf Rangnick.

But if no deal is reached with Newcastle then United will keep hold of Lingard until the end of the season, when he will be able to leave on a free transfer.

Having seen Anthony Martial join Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season on Tuesday, United are also considering their options over midfielder Donny van de Beek, who is attracting loan interest from Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman is another player who has yet to make a Premier League start this season and he is keen to leave Old Trafford in this window to strengthen his chances of a return to the Holland squad before the World Cup later this year.


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