A report has claimed that Newcastle United are set to face more competition to sign Manchester United player Jesse Lingard.
ESPN say that Tottenham, West Ham and Sheffield United are interested from the Premier League.
It is also believed that Inter, Porto and Marseille provide potential suitors from overseas.
Newcastle have been linked with three Manchester United players during the current transfer window.
Lingard, Brendan Williams and Phil Jones are all thought to be fancied by Steve Bruce prior to the deadline (Guardian).
The 28-year-old hasn’t played in the Premier League for United this season.
His three appearances have come during either the Carabao Cup or FA Cup.
Newcastle will look for signings this window as Bruce aims to steer the Magpies up the league table.
It’s seven games and counting since a last win for the Toon Army and the boss knows he must improve his side’s fortunes.
Lingard will be desperate to play some regular first-team football during the second half of the campaign.
The report does claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to decide whether or not he will sanction a move for Lingard this month.
A versatile attacker, Lingard earns £75,000-a-week at Old Trafford and has scored four goals for England.
Could Lingard do a job for Newcastle?
He probably could but there would be an element of risk with his signing.
Lingard hasn’t played regular football for quite some time and getting him up to speed will be key.
Despite that, Newcastle perhaps aren’t in a position where the can be too fussy.
They are desperate for a change of fortunes and would surely welcome another player into their attacking ranks.
Lingard plays on either flank or through the middle as a No.10.
Creating more chances for Callum Wilson to score is a must and Lingard could provide Newcastle with a spark in the final third.
The fact he covers a number of positions could help Bruce.
With other clubs emerging as interested parties, however, Newcastle might need to act fast.