Update: Spanish and Italiant giants battle for Manchester United £3,900,000-per-year star

According to the source, Spanish giants Barcelona and AC Milan are seeking for Jesse Lingard deal as he gets closer to the end of his contract at Manchester United.

Lingard has reached the last year of his contract at Old Trafford and will be allowed to speak with teams outside of England beginning January 1 ahead of a possible free move next summer.

Barcelona and Milan are among the teams keeping an eye on the issue, and Lingard is open to transferring to either Spain or Italy as he considers his next move in his career.

Lingard is an appealing option for a number of Europe’s best clubs due to the potential to recruit an experienced England international on a free transfer at a time when finances are limited due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Lingard has previously turned down a contract offer from Manchester United, citing worries that he would not receive enough opportunity to stay in Gareth Southgate’s England team as the 2022 World Cup approaches. United has yet to make a new proposition.

The prospect of regular first-team action will play a significant factor in Lingard’s future decision, with the 28-year-old desperate to be part of England’s squad in Qatar. He was chosen to Southgate’s newest team and played 73 minutes in Saturday’s 5-0 triumph against Andorra.

Lingard has scored two Premier League goals this season, including a stunning late winner at West Ham United in September while playing only 45 minutes in three substitute appearances. He also came off the bench to set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s game-winning goal in the Champions League against Villarreal.

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His form has continued after a standout loan spell at West Ham United last season, during which he scored nine goals in 16 games and was awarded Premier League player of the month for April.