The Times have claimed that Newcastle United are rivalling ambitious German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and Italian giants AS Roma for Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard.

Lingard, 27, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford. United are seemingly unwilling to extend the £100k-a-week star’s current deal and it means that they will have to sell this summer – if they want a fee.

The 24-time England international has clocked up 205 appearances for Manchester United, having a hand in 52 goals. The former Brighton, Derby, Leicester and Birmingham loanee has a ratio of a goal or assist every four games.

The report claims Newcastle, Roma and Gladbach are keen. Lingard is hoping his form since the restart will attract bids for his services, but he will wait to make a decision on his future until the Europa League is decided.