Newcastle United have reportedly made another approach for Jesse Lingard, having already seen one loan offer rejected.
The Magpies are keen to sign the star from Manchester United, who will be able to walk away from Old Trafford as a free agent in the summer.
BBC Sport reported earlier today that the Red Devils had turned down an approach from Newcastle for Lingard.
It was claimed they were reluctant to loan him out given the fact his contract is expiring later this year.
The Telegraph reported that Newcastle are back in for Lingard. Initially, it was claimed the club were closing in on the player for around £12 million.
That particular claim followed a report from Sky Sports that Lingard was impressed that Newcastle were able to land a player of Kieran Trippier’s calibre.
Journalist Luke Edwards has since provided more information, saying a permanent deal isn’t going to happen. The player wants to keep his options open.
The arrival of Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford has not really resulted in an upturn in opportunities for Lingard.
The player will no doubt want to be a part of England’s 2022 World Cup squad, which is perhaps why he is open to departing now.
He, of course, had real success when he did that last season with West Ham United.
Encouraging update in Newcastle’s reported pursuit of Jesse Lingard
It is good to see Newcastle making a real go of snapping up 32-cap England international Lingard.
This is someone who proved not so long ago that he can have an impact out on loan.
Newcastle are in a world of trouble in the Premier League at the moment.
The midfield needs improving, and Lingard is a creative player capable of making things happen.
It sounds like he wants to come to St. James’ Park, and Newcastle simply have to get the deal done now.
The Leeds United game falls on Saturday. It is looking unlikely the club will be able to get him in and registered in time for that game. But never say never.