Paper Talk: 12 Prem clubs including Newcastle to register transfer interest in Man Utd star

Date published: Monday 25th October 2021 8:37 - Jonny Whitfield

Jesse Lingard celebrating with Anthony Martial, Man Utd

Twelve Premier League clubs will register January transfer interest in a Manchester United star, while a Tottenham man reveals crisis talks – both in all the latest Paper Talk.


As many as 12 Premier League clubs could join the January transfer hunt for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, one journalist has claimed.

The 28-year-old was once a key player for the Red Devils, but his influence has waned. Indeed, he became frozen out under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and sought a move away.

While Lingard impressed on loan at West Ham last season, though, he has gone back to a similar level of game time as before.

In fact, he has only played 55 minutes in the Premier League across four games this term. Overall, meanwhile, he has played 146 minutes in seven Man Utd outings.

As such, speculation has emerged again that Lingard could leave again, this time for good, especially since his contract expires next summer.

According to Sky Sports News journalist Michael Bridge, Newcastle – with their new super-rich owners – will be one of several Premier League clubs thinking about signing him in the coming months.

“I think Lingard will definitely be the talk of January,” the reporter told Give Me Sport.

“I’d imagine Newcastle will go for him. I’d say about 12 Premier League clubs will probably register an interest.”

Previous reports have claimed that Everton lead West Ham in the race for the England international, who continues to impress Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate despite his lack of club minutes.

But Lingard is not the only United player tipped for an exit in January. Donny van de Beek has played only 141 minutes this season, some way off his best as he chases a spot in the Netherlands’ 2022 World Cup squad.

Three clubs in the running to sign Paul Pogba from Man Utd


Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has revealed how crisis talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy helped him turn his career around. (The Sun)

But Spurs striker Harry Kane has dropped off and one pundit has warned about the lack of goals from the England captain. (Football Insider)

Everton are continuing to closely monitor the progress of Harry Souttar with a view to signing the giant Stoke City defender. (The Sun)

Jesse Lingard has fired back at claims of abuse from a Man Utd fan following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, insisting that the supporter told him to “work hard”. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba has postponed Old Trafford contract talks alongside his agent, Mino Raiola. (AS)


Andriy Yarmolenko West Ham

West Ham manager David Moyes has warned that midfielder Declan Rice’s transfer fee continues to increase following his recent spell of form. (Sky Sports)

Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini has attracted transfer interest from Premier League clubs following his recent goal against Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)

Newcastle are still looking for a new manager and they would have to come up with an ‘exceptional and extraordinary’ offer to tempt Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Chelsea have made a transfer enquiry about Porto winger Luis Diaz. However, Newcastle, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have also shown interest. (Nicolo Schria)

Bayern are set to insist that Joshua Kimmich has his coronavirus vaccine because of his status as a ‘role model’. (Daily Mirror)


Mo Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is now the highest-scoring African in Premier League history. His hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford saw him overtake Didier Drogba. (Daily Express)

David Beckham is facing scrutiny amid reports he has signed a deal worth £150million over 10 years to play an ambassadorial role at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa full-back Matty Cash has been pictured at the Polish Embassy in London. He is in the process of switching his international allegiance from England to Poland. (Daily Star)

Chelsea full-back Kepa Arrizabalaga may have found a route out of Stamford Bridge with Juventus keen on a swoop. (Daily Star)

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