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Jesse Lingard has been speaking to ex-Man United duo over next transfer destination

Jesse Lingard could be the next player to leave Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues his rebuild this summer.

Lingard has made just 17 starts this season in all competitions, and has failed to register a single goal or assist in the Premier League in 20 games.

Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has resigned Lingard to more time on the substitutes bench and it’s difficult to see how the 27-year-old can find a way back into the team given the Portugal midfielder’s impact.

While Lingard can be effective pressing against higher quality-opposition, his lack of creative quality on the ball is exposed when United have to force the issue against low defensive blocks.

Solskjaer is looking to focus his United team around exciting, promising youngsters and Lingard could be a player that is moved on to free up space in the squad.

And according to reputable journalist Miguel Delaney for the Independent, Lingard has already been speaking to ex-teammates Chris Smalling and Ashley Young about life in Italy and is tempted by a move to the Serie A.

Smalling has thrived during a season-long loan spell at Roma this term and former club captain Young has settled in well under Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

It is suggested that AC Milan have an interest in Lingard, who could finally be preparing for a move away from Old Trafford after joining the club’s academy at the age of 7.

Moreover, as per the Telegraph, Lingard’s decision this season to team up with disruptive agent Mino Raiola has caused unease behind the scenes at the club.

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