Manchester United transfer news: Target wants Serie A move; Blues want Lingard stay

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Manchester United are growing accustomed to receiving blows when it comes to potential transfer recruits – with many of the players most recently linked opting to remain where they are or move elsewhere.

And that could be exactly what Torino forward Alessio Cerci does, despite reported interest from David Moyes.

Speaking to TMW, the 26-year-old said, “I feel ready for the Champions League. I have matured. I think it’s the right time to get there, even before the World Cup.”

So all well and good so far, but then he added, “Roma? It’s no secret to go back to where I grew up. Now it’s a dream, but it’s also a goal to go to Juventus.”

Cerci was linked with United back in November, but it appears he only has eyes for Serie A, at least for now.

Moyes also a decision to make regarding Jesse Lingard, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Birmingham City.

The winger’s deal is due to expire on the first day of January, but Blues boss Lee Clark is hoping to extend that if possible.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Clark said, “Hopefully I can persuade David the best thing for Manchester United – that’s the important factor – is for his development to be served here still. He would be playing all the time...if not suspended.”

That last line referred to Lingard’s red card in yesterday’s match against Wigan Athletic, but Clark will be hoping it was not the last time he could call on the diminutive forward.

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