Leicester City have been named as one of the clubs who are “interested” in a move for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard in the last few hours of the transfer window.
There has been much speculation about the future of the 29-year-old over the January window, with Newcastle and West Ham the most heavily linked.
Lingard had a successful loan spell at London Stadium in the second half of last season before returning to Old Trafford in the summer.
The player has again found game time hard to come by this season, playing a total of 88 minutes in the Premier League.
A loan move to Newcastle is said to have collapsed in the last week due to Man United’s demand for a “survival bonus” to be put into any deal.
It is now reported by the Manchester Evening News that West Ham have again returned for the player with Newcastle still not giving up hope. It is also reported that Ralf Rangnick has given the green light for Lingard to move on in the final hours of the window.
It was claimed last week that City were among the club’s ‘monitoring’ Lingard’s situation from a back seat. That has again been reported as the hours of deadline day tick down.
City have also been named among the clubs who are “interested” in Lingard by Daily Mail reporter Chris Wheelerwho also names Tottenham, Everton and Burnley as possible destinations.
Any move from City for Lingard looks unlikely before the end of the window, with James Maddison returning to top form in recent months.
Concentration from the club is likely to go on bringing in defensive reinforcements with links to Malang Sarr and Boubakar Kouyate, but any incomings before the end of the window are looking increasingly unlikely.
Lingard has previously pulled on a City shirt, making his professional debut for City back in November 2012.
The Man United man made a total of five appearances for the club before returning to Old Trafford.