‘No chance’ Man Utd midfielder joins Spurs and Jose Mourinho not interested in transfer
Tottenham will not be signing Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard this summer, according to reports.
There had been rumours over the weekend saying Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was interested in a reunion with the England International, whom he coached while manager of Man United.
With Dele Alli, who has not made Tottenham’s past two matchday squads, linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Lingard was allegedly being eyed as a replacement.
However, The Athletic say there is ‘no chance’ of Lingard joining Tottenham with Mourinho not interested in any potential transfer.
The 27-year-old Lingard scored 13 goals in the 2017/18 campaign when the Portuguese coach was in charge of the Red Devils – his best goal return in a single season.
Lingard’s form has severely dipped since the 2018 World Cup and he is no longer a regular starter in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield.
The United academy graduate even failed to make the bench for Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace.
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Despite his lack of first-team involvement, The Sun say the Red Devils are considering handing Lingard a new deal by triggering a one-year extension clause in his contract.
He is out of contract next summer, but taking up the option of a further 12 months could see United sell the player for around £25million.
It is understood Everton and West Ham have expressed an interest in Lingard, who managed to score just one Premier League goal last season.