Fresh twist in Jesse Lingard saga as mixed news emerges in NUFC’s bid to sign Man Utd outcast

Newcastle are plotting a move to sign Jesse Lingard on a free transfer this summer, but will face competition from Serie A giants AC Milan, according to The Chronicle.

With just one Premier League start for Man U and 199 minutes of playing time, Lingard has been frustrated with the club all season.

The attacking midfielder is set to become a free agent in the summer after our deal to sign him on deadline day collapsed and The Chronicle report that Lingard remains ‘interested’ in the project on offer at St James’ Park.

However, we will face stiff competition as AC Milan have emerged as a possible destination for the England international – being an offer that could tempt him, according to Lee Ryder.

The Italian side currently sit atop the Serie A with just eight games left to play and will likely be able to offer the 29-year-old Champions League football next season.

There’s no doubt the 32-times England player would enjoy life in Milan – he visited the city earlier this month and met veteran Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović.

But the challenge of playing for Newcastle still interests Lingard and we have been in discussions with his representatives for many months now, according to Lee Ryder.

One to watch this summer and a race we’ll be keen to win when deals like this could help us sign well within FFP regulations.

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