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United in Bank Holiday Lingard talks

By CandH northern reporter Terry Robbins
Old Trafford insiders have confirmed that despite Jesse Lingard being called into the England squad, United are determined to establish his situation over the Spring Bank Holiday.
The  Red Devils commenced talks with agents of some of their players today (Fri) and Jesse’s position is very much one of their priorities.
There remains a suggestion United want to offer Lingard a new deal , with just 12 months remaining on his present United contract.
However, United want a quick answer from his camp or they will push on with a sale in the region of £30m and are looking for talks with his representatives over the nex three or four days.
Sources have also informed ClaretandHugh that his advisers are not entertaining United’s plan for him to be used as a makeweight and have told United as much.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told members of his backroom that he is happy to have the midfielder back in his ranks but isn’t sure if that will be enough to persuade the 28-year-old to commit to a new agreement.
United’s training ground has been quiet this week following their shock Europe League final defeat to Villarreal, but staff have conceded Lingard remains very much “in the ascendancy” when it comes to deciding what he wants.
It’s understood the Manchester club hope to raise over £100m in sales in the next few weeks towards their own spending plans, hence the reason why Lingard and some of his United team-mates such as Juan Mata and Paul Pogba are at the top of their to-do list over the next week.

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7 comments on “United in Bank Holiday Lingard talks

  1. It’s never going to happen,,to much hassle..and money..move on before we waste half the window on him ..only to get a no right at the end ,,then we have no time to get others in ..

  2. Hopefully he knows where he is truly wanted and will get to play in his favoured position and push to leave for us.

  3. Hope there is a quick conclusion to transfer. Jesse needs to know where his future lies and we need to be able to include him early in our plans and pre-season.

  4. £15m is about the preferred price range for a player of this calibre at his age, with only 12 months left of his contract.

    He might decide to stay with MU, running down the existing contract, then having the opportunity to discuss terms overseas and sign a pre contract in January, or tell them that as things stand presently, the only club that he will leave for is Hammers.
    If JL does that, it drives down the offering price, just like Payet did to us.

  5. Can’t help feeling the Lingard we saw in the last 4-5 games is the real Lingard rather than the brilliant guy who turned up in January fueled by adrenaline and a desire to prove Man Utd wrong. £12m max

    • players go in and out of form but i certainly wouldn’t say he was ‘out’ of form at the end. nobody is that brilliant for more than 4 or 5 games in a row, or very rarely. if he’d been that good for the whole time he was with us then 12m might look a little short.

  6. Maybe Lingard should be given an ultimatum from us.We can’t be waiting around for him to reject us and then there won’t be any other decent transfers left for us to close deals on.Lingard needs to realize that He isn’t going to get much playing time with Manu,especially if He plays games like the last 4 He played for us.

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