GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United this summer in search of first-team football.
The 28-year-old missed out on the opening match of the season against Leeds due to Covid-19 but scored in a behind closed doors friendly against Burnley in mid-week.
After Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba grabbed four assists in the win over Leeds, Lingard could struggle for game time.
And that could lead the attacking midfielder to search for a move elsewhere, according to The Times.
James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year deal at Southampton, keeping him at the club until 2026.
The new contract ends Aston Villa’s interest in the England international.
Man Utd are interested in signing French midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.
And could launch a late move to sign the £34m-rated Monaco midfielder.
According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, with Paul Pogba’s current contract situation – United are preparing for the possibility of life after the Frenchman.
West Ham are interested in signing Sevilla forward Luuk De Jong, according to reports.
90Min are reporting that De Jong is on the Hammers’ radar, who are frantically trying to find a striker before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.
The 30-year-old is a potential option for the Hammers, with Michail Antonio proving unreliable at staying fit.
Kylian Mbappe has more chance of signing for Real Madrid after Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.
That is according to Los Blancos midfielder Toni Kroos.
Speaking to his brother on their podcast Einfach mal luppen, the German said: “We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG).
“Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player.
“And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result.
“Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.”