Jesse Lingard ‘is a target for Atletico Madrid’ as Manchester United midfielder returns to pre-season training amid doubts over his future with West Ham still keen to sign him
- LaLiga champions Atletico have expressed an interest in signing Lingard
- He has a year left on his contract and will hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- West Ham keen on signing Lingard, but will struggle to meet £25m valuation
The 28-year-old has reported back for pre-season training at Old Trafford amid doubts over his future.
Now LaLiga champions Atletico have expressed an interest, according to 90min.
Jesse Lingard has reported back for pre-season training at Manchester United
West Ham are still keen on signing Lingard, with the England star keen to move in the search of regular game time.
Lingard is due to hold talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with just a year left on his current contract.
Manchester United are prepared to offer Lingard a new deal worth £130,000-a-week, with West Ham struggling to meet the asking price of £25m.
In addition, if Lingard signs the contract United will have the option to trigger another year on his deal.
West Ham want to sign Lingard permanently but are unlikely to match his £25million valuation
Lingard caught the eye on loan at West Ham in the second half of last season as he scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 games.
A product of United’s academy, Lingard has made 210 appearances for the club, scoring 33 times.
The 28-year-old fell out of favour at United but could now be set for an extended stay at the club as he looks to regain his place in the England squad.
Lingard was named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020 but was unable to make the cut for the final selection of 26 players.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep Lingard, who indicated last week that he could leave