Ole ‘keen to keep’ Man Utd winger as Spurs ‘register interest’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants to keep Jesse Lingard at Man Utd with interest coming from numerous clubs, including Spurs.

The Red Devils recently triggered a one-year contract extension on Lingard which means he will remain at the club until the summer of 2022.

The attacking midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, making just three appearances in all competitions for Solskjaer’s side this season.

The 28-year-old, who was part of the England side that reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, is understood to be keen on a move away from Man Utd, with ESPN claiming that he is ‘desperate to find regular first-team football’.

It may not be that simple, though, with Solskjaer ‘keen to keep him’ and the report describes the Man Utd boss in a ”tug-of-war over the Manchester United midfielder’s future’.

Solskjaer is anticipating that he will need Lingard at some point this season with a busy schedule of fixtures coming up but he remains ‘sympathetic to the 28-year-old’s situation’.

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The report credits Tottenham with interest, while they reckon that Sheffield United, Marseille, Porto, Inter Milan, Nice and West Ham ‘have all registered an interest’.

Thos clubs are still waiting on a ‘definitive answer’ as to whether Lingard will be made available in the winter market.

Solskjaer has been ‘impressed with Lingard’s dedication and commitment in training despite his spell out of the team’.

Meanwhile, a report on Monday claimed that Sheffield United ‘believe they still have a genuine chance of signing’ Lingard in January with the Man Utd man ‘told that Bramall Lane could be the ideal place to relaunch his career’.

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