Jesse Lingard of Manchester United is a transfer target for Barcelona and AC Milan, with his contract expiring next summer.

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Jesse Lingard of Manchester United is a transfer target for Barcelona and AC Milan, with his contract expiring next summer.

According to rumours, Barcelona and AC Milan are interested in signing Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard on a free transfer.

Last month, the playmaker turned down a new United contract, and if he does not sign a new deal by the end of the season, he will be free to depart for nothing.

According to the Mail, Lingard, 28, is drawing interest from some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, including Barca and AC Milan.

In January, he will be able to negotiate pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs.

And, according to SunSport, United may consider selling him for £15 million in January if he continues to turn down bids from his boyhood club.

Lingard has failed to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI since his return this summer after reviving his career on loan at West Ham last season.

He came off the bench against the Hammers to score the game-winning goal and set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Villarreal.

The England international has been in negotiations about a contract extension, but he wants to leave his options open in the hopes of making Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad next year.

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SunSport understands he has been offered a contract at Old Trafford worth roughly £135,000 per week, which would be a significant increase over his existing agreement.

The academy graduate wants to stay, but he needs reassurance that he will get first-team action on a regular basis.

Lingard has a special place in his heart for United after a two-decade relationship.

If he decides to leave at the end of the season, the Red Devils do not want to lose him on a free agent.

As a result, if a buyer can be found, Old Trafford officials will consider allowing him to leave in January.

Lingard will likely see action in the Champions League, cup competitions, and as a substitute in the Premier League.

⚽ For the most up-to-date news and transfer rumors from Old Trafford, visit our Man United live blog. Over the summer, United valued him at roughly £25 million, but he turned down offers from other clubs.

West Ham, Leicester, and other Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in the Warrington-born striker.

However, he has received bids from LaLiga and Serie A powers who are keen to sign him as a free agent.

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