According to the Manchester Evening News, Sheffield United are interested in signing Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United in January.
The MEN state that Chris Wilder spoke to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at length after the Blades suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Red Devils on Thursday.
It is not disclosed whether they were talking about Lingard or not, although even if they were, there’s one issue with any potential deal.
The MEN reveal that, after spending £53 million on four players in the summer, Sheffield United might not be able to finance Lingard’s £100,000-a-week wages.
Manchester United would expect the Blades to pay the majority of his salary.
Two more clubs have reportedly expressed an interest in signing the England international.
TEAMtalk revealed that both Celtic and Rangers are eyeing the Manchester United academy graduate, who has barely kicked a ball under Solskjaer this season.
Lingard has made just two appearances this term, both of which have come in the Carabao Cup – he failed to score or assist in either of those outings.
Having said that, there’s no denying that he has quality in his locker.
At this point, it’s just about finding the attacking midfielder a good environment where he feels able to deliver his best form.