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Jesse Lingard’s proposed loan move from Manchester United to Newcastle for the remainder of the season is on the verge of collapsing, according to The Telegraph. Talks between the two clubs have apparently hit a major stumbling block, and unless the issues are resolved quickly, the striker will likely stay at Old Trafford until his contract expires this summer.
United reportedly rejected all interest from Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham for the 29-year-old’s services, with no desire to help bolster a rival in the top four. Everton are also believed to have had an offer rejected.
Newcastle were prepared to cover Lingard’s £ 75,000 a week salary and pay a substantial loan fee, but United insist on adding a clause which would see their income rise further if the Magpies escape relegation. That request seems to have taken the overall proposed cost of the deal far over the top, as far as Newcastle is concerned, and they are now preparing to move on to alternative targets if they have to.