Jesse Lingard moves a step closer to Newcastle loan move after talks with Ralf Rangnick from Dubai – while Donny van de Beek could also be allowed to leave Manchester United with Crystal Palace and Valencia interested
- Manchester United have rejected offers to let Jesse Lingard leave on loan
- The Red Devils though have agreed for Anthony Martial to join Sevilla on loan
- Progress has been made after Lingard spoke to interim boss Ralf Rangnick
- Lingard and Donny van de Beek could be set to leave the club on loan
- United are in advanced talks with Newcastle over a potential loan for Lingard
- Crystal Palace and Valencia are both interested in midfielder Van de Beek
Manchester United are considering offers for Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek to leave on loan after allowing Anthony Martial to join Sevilla for the rest of the season.
United are in talks with Newcastle over Lingard having rejected attempts by Tottenham and West Ham to sign him because both clubs are top-four rivals.
Negotiations progressed on Tuesday after Lingard spoke to United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick from Dubai where he has been staying at the start of the winter break.
Jesse Lingard is keen to leave Manchester United on loan by the end of the transfer window
United have rejected loan offers for Lingard but have let Anthony Martial (left) go to Sevilla
United could let both Lingard and Donny van de Beek (pictured) leave the club on loan
It’s understood that Newcastle’s new Saudi owners are prepared to pay a loan fee for Lingard and a substantial bonus if the Premier League strugglers stay up, as well as covering his £100,000-a-week wages.
The 29-year-old England international is keen to move to Tyneside rather than spend the remaining five months of his Old Trafford contract playing a bit-part role at United, having enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Ham last year.
Lingard has started just two games this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rangnick, and is desperate to reclaim a place in the England squad ahead of this year’s World Cup. He is set to end a 21-year association with United in the summer when he leaves the club as a free agent.
United would prefer to sell Lingard in a permanent deal this month, but at least the Newcastle loan agreement would guarantee them a significant fee.
Newcastle are Lingard’s preferred destination despite approaches from West Ham and Spurs
Lingard, who is currently in Dubai, has been holding discussions with Ralf Rangnick
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Van de Beek, another of United’s peripheral players, on a short-term basis.
United blocked the Dutchman’s proposed loan move to Everton last summer, but may be more open to offers now with Valencia said to be another option.
Martial flew to Spain on Tuesday to complete his loan move to Sevilla. It’s understood the Spanish club have not paid a fee but will cover the cost of his £200,000-a-week salary.
Lingard enjoyed a successful loan last season at West Ham which reignited his England career