Tottenham Hotspur will not be making a move for Jesse Lingard during the January transfer window, reports Football.London.
Sheffield United have been strongly linked with the Manchester United midfielder. But they apparently face competition from Spurs and West Ham United.
Well, the good news for them is that the former will not be trying to sign Lingard this month.
It was thought Jose Mourinho was considering a reunion with the 28-year-old at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mourinho managed Lingard during his time in charge at Man United. Yet despite these links, the North London club will not be competing with the Blades for the England international.
Lingard loan moves closer with Tottenham out of race
Chris Wilder considers Lingard as a top target as he looks to sign two loanees during this window.
The Blades won’t be committing any funds to permanent signings, but Wilder is still keen to bring in a left-sided defender and a creative midfielder.
Lingard certainly fits the bill in the latter category, but is said to have concerns about moving to Bramall Lane.
He knows his time with the Red Devils is coming to an end, having played just three times – all in cup competitions – this season.
Lingard therefore wants to seal a big move this summer, but is worried playing for the Blades could hinder that.
That’s because the South Yorkshire side are currently rock bottom and on course for the worst points total in Premier League history.
Yet Wilder has sent a dossier to Lingard explaining to him that he could still get his big move, even if he signs. That’s because the 53-year-old will guarantee him league starts and regular game time.
It remains to be seen if Lingard is convinced and whether West Ham make an offer.