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Jessie Lingard will only leave Man Utd for Tottenham if key player seals exit

Jose Mourinho is exploring the possibility of being reunited with Manchester United midfielder Jessie Lingard in the final two weeks of the summer transfer window. 

Lingard was a favourite of Mourinho’s during his time in charge at Old Trafford and he is now reportedly keen on bringing the out-of-favour 27-year-old to Tottenham Hotspur.

ESPN report that Mourinho has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he is keen to sign Lingard and discussions between intermediaries are already underway over a possible transfer.

It is noted that Solskjaer has indicated to Lingard he would like to keep him at Old Trafford this season, but Lingard’s first-team opportunities appear bleak after he was left out of the matchday squad entirely for the humbling opening day defeat to Crystal Palace.

A move to Tottenham could be suitable for both parties this summer, particularly if United can secure a substantial fee for a player who is no longer an integral part of Solskjaer’s future plans.

But reputable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed on twitter that Lingard to Spurs is only a possibility if Dele Alli leaves the North London club.

Alli has been linked with an exit in recent weeks and a move could pave the way for Lingard to be reunited with Mourinho.

As per BBC Sport, Paris Saint-Germain have shown an interest in signing Alli before the October 5 transfer deadline.

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