TWO Major European Clubs 'Leading The Chase' To Sign Jesse Lingard On A Free Transfer
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Jesse Lingard is wanted by TWO major European clubs ahead of his summer exit from Manchester United.
Lingard is out of contract at the end of the season and will say his goodbyes to the Old Trafford faithful tonight against Brentford.
He's played a bit-part role this campaign, making just 22 appearances in all competitions following a blistering loan spell at West Ham United last season.
He's expected to call time on his Man United career this summer, bringing an end to his 20-year association with the club.
As for his next team, Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus are 'leading the chase' to land Lingard on a free transfer.
That's according to ESPN who claim both Serie A outfits have registered their interest in signing the England midfielder ahead of the 2022/23 term.
However, they face competition from clubs in the Premier League, with Newcastle United thought to be keen on snapping up the 29-year-old.
If Lingard decides to leave England for Italy, then he'll join the likes of Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham who both left Chelsea for Milan and AS Roma respectively.
Lingard is eyeing a move away from Man United in a bid to secure regular first team football.
He also harbours ambitions of playing for England ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Lingard graduated from Man United's famed youth academy and made his competitive debut for the club in 2014.
He's since compiled over 200 appearances, scoring 35 goals.
During his time at Man United, he's won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League.
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