Barcelona and AC Milan are reportedly leading the race to sign Jesse Lingard if he leaves Manchester United at the end of the season, according to Daily Mail.
Lingard’s Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season and the 28 year old England international has stalled on signing a new contract.
Lingard rejected the offer of a new contract from United last month so he could weigh up his options before making a decision on his future.
The 28 year old wanted to see how much playing time he would have this season before extending his Manchester United contract.
However, Lingard has made just one start this season – against West Ham in the Carabao Cup – and has spent more time on the pitch for England than he has for Manchester United.
It now appears Lingard will leave Manchester United at the end of the season when his contract with the Red Devils expire.
Lingard can open talks with foreign clubs from January 1 and it’s understood that Barcelona and Milan have both expressed a strong interest in signing him as a free agent.