Newcastle are growing confident of signing Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to talkSPORT.
The Magpies are ready to meet United’s demand for a £3.5m loan fee and are also offering a bonus payment if the England international helps them avoid relegation to the Premier League.
Lingard, 29, played on loan at West Ham during the second half of last season but has failed to regain a regular place in the Red Devils’ starting XI this season.
It is understood that the Hammers, as well as Tottenham, are also interested in his service, but United are reluctant to do business with a top-four rival.
Lingard is out of contract this summer and is set to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer.
However, the striker is reluctant to see the rest of his contract on the sidelines, with the 2022 World Cup coming this winter.
Meanwhile, the Magpies have entered talks with Tottenham over a deal for underprivileged midfielder Dele Alli.
The England international has struggled for form in recent years and was left out of Spurs’ squad for Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea.
Alli is represented by the same agency – Base – as Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood with hiring manager Steve Nickson having a good rapport with the group.
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