26 Jan 2022 | 18:13 | Football
Lingard is likely to end his 22-year ‘love affair’ with Man Utd this year. The England international, 29, is out of contract in June and will not renew his current contract after falling out of favor over the past two years.
Lingard flourished while on loan at West Ham during the second half of last season. For now, Newcastle is still his most realistic destination. According to 90min, The Toon has offered to borrow Lingard for a fee of £ 10 million, after which, will be entitled to own him if successful relegation. Nice is another option for Lingard. The French team is second in Ligue 1 – 11 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Eric Bailly or Phil Jones
Bailly is the target of AC Milan. Milan need to find a replacement for injured centre-back Simon Kjaer. According to the Italian newspaper Foot Mercato, the team that is competing for the Serie A title this season is trying to sign the 27-year-old Ivory Coast player. And after making just 70 Premier League appearances in five-and-a-half years, Bailly may be desperate to leave Old Trafford.
However, if Bailly stays, that could allow Jones to leave. Like Bailly, Jones hasn’t played much lately, but started his first game in two years against Wolves earlier this month. Injuries have limited the 29-year-old’s progress, but he is fit to write a new chapter in his career. According to the Daily Mail, Benfica is interested in signing Jones this month.
Diallo is Man Utd’s future plans, having completed a £19m move from Atalanta this time last year.
The 19-year-old has only made one appearance in all competitions this season and should leave to gain more experience. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Diallo “100%” will leave Old Trafford, on loan in January. Feyenoord and Birmingham City are two clubs that really want him at the moment.
Mata, though uninjured, is rarely used. The World Cup winner was expected to leave Old Trafford last summer, but opted to sign a 12-month extension in July. Since then, he has played just three games in all competitions and at the age of 33, the Spaniard must be pondering his future.
Last month, United were said to want to join Spanish side Real Sociedad, to help him side with Man City legend David Silva.
Donny van de Beek
The Dutchman has only made four starts in the Premier League since leaving Ajax to join Man Utd 16 months ago. Coach Ralf Rangnick wants Van de Beek to stay and fight for his place, but according to Romano, Crystal Palace and Valencia both want the 24-year-old midfielder on loan.