Newcastle are preparing a massive bid for the Manchester United midfielder amid January loan interest

Newcastle to offer lucrative terms to Lingard

Cash-backed Newcastle United are continuing their attempts to find transfer deals in January as the Magpies seek needed first-team reinforcements and are reportedly ready to make a massive bid for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

The report comes from 90min Graeme Bailey earlier today and suggests United are more than willing to accept the terms of Newcastle’s proposal. But the question, as always, remains whether Lingard is enthusiastic or not.

Any move for the England international would make him the highest-paid player at St. James’ Park, but the united academy graduate is said to not view the move favorably, with the caveat that he would rather see his deal at Old Trafford and go on free in the summer.

It has also been said that Newcastle have inquired about the availability of Dutch international midfielder Donny van de Beek. While neither player can be ruled out of United this month, Chelsea’s Ross Barkley and Tottenham’s Dele Alli are also on the radar as potential leads for a winter move.

The left-back focuses at St. James’ Park

With Kieran Trippier already in the door at Newcastle, the opposite flank in the back four is now primed for new transfer business outside of efforts to improve the makes and models of those on offer in midfield.

Newcastle are preparing a massive bid for the Manchester United midfielder amid January loan interest

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 08: (BILD OUT) Max Kruse of 1. FC Union Berlin and Mitchel Bakker of Bayer 04 Leverkusen battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Union Berlin at BayArena on January 8, 2022 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The same 90min report cites the Magpies trailing Bayer Leverkusen left-back Mitchel Bakker as well as former Aston Villa first-choice defender Matt Targett.

Bakker arrived at the BayArena in the summer from French giants Paris Saint-Germain and although he is first choice in his role under manager Gerardo Seoane, talks with his side have revealed he would be open to a move to Newcastle.

Targett may also feel the same about his chances of achieving first-choice minutes away from Villa Park again after the club cleverly brought in Lucas Digne from Everton earlier this month. The deal immediately relegated Targett to a back-up role behind the France international, but would surely have a strong chance of entering the Magpies XI ahead of Jamaal Lewis, Paul Dummett and Matt Ritchie.

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2 liverpool 21 37 45
3 Chelsea F.C. 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 FC Arsenal 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
seven Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wanderers of Wolverhampton 20 2 31
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 0 29
ten Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 crystal palace 21 -1 24
12 FC Southampton 21 -8 24
13 AstonVilla 20 -5 23
14 Brentford F.C. 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 FC Everton 19 -ten 19
17 Watford F.C. 19 -14 14
18 City of Norwich 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley F.C. 17 -11 11
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Jota, Diogo liverpool ten
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emanuel Watford F.C. 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile FC Arsenal 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mané, Sadio liverpool 8
mount, mason Chelsea F.C. seven
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United seven
Gallagher, Conor crystal palace seven
Sterling, Rahim Manchester City seven
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion seven
Silva, Bernard Manchester City seven
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyadh Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo FC Arsenal 6
Ward Prowse, James FC Southampton 6

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