Atletico Madrid And Roma Leading The Race To Sign Manchester United's Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard has courted interest from both Atletico Madrid and AS Roma going into the summer transfer window.
The 27-year old, a boyhood United fan, would ideally like to stay at Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still rates him but a huge dip in form means a move away is not out of question according to Rob Dawson from ESPN.
His contract currently has 18 months remaining, while United are also able to extend it by an extra year and have reportedly held "informal discussions" over a new deal.
But with a good chunk of fans turning on him and his form declining massively, it's said Lingard remains open to a new opportunity and it may be in his best interests to get away.
Roma, where Chris Smalling has impressed on loan, have been keeping tabs - as have Spanish outfit Atletico.
Super agent Mino Raiola, now linked up with Lingard as a consultant, has been informed of the interest along with his other representatives.
Lingard went over a year without scoring domestically before ending the drought in a 6-0 thrashing over Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup.
He started the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City days later but was ripped into by Solskjaer, who hooked him two minutes later after giving him an earful from the touchline.
The England international came off the bench in the 0-0 draw with Wolves on Saturday, with new signing Bruno Fernandes preferred to Lingard in the attacking midfield position.