Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea chasing Manchester United winger


Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard is currently being closely monitored by Premier League clubs Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC, according to The Sun.

With the Englishman having just 12 months in his contract at Manchester United, it will be interesting what the future holds for the 24-year-old.

Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte is keen on making a move for the player and is interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge, with the player having just one-year remaining on his contract.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is likely to cash in on the Englishman instead of letting him leave Old Trafford for free at the end of next season.

Lingard, who has been a Manchester United player since age seven has been featuring regularly for the United first team for the past three years after former United manager, Louis Van Gaal handed him his debut back in 2014.

England boss Gareth Southgate has also used the winger in his England team twice for the World Cup qualifiers and has also played him in a friendly against Spain which ended in a draw.

Despite scoring the winning goal at last season’s FA Cup final for United and also scoring in last month’s EFL Cup finale against Southampton, Jesse Lingard has found it hard to break into the United first team and the player will be a free agent by next season.

Antonio Conte considers Lingard as the ideal player for his system at Stamford Bridge and is confident that the player could shine under the Italian’s guidance.

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also has his sights set on Lingard and the Englishman could receive a total of 120,000 per week at North London and Wenger himself has no problems in offering the talented winger a six-figure weekly wage.

It has also been reported that Arsenal’s Chilean star Alexis Sanchez could be on his way out of the Emirates, thus The Gunners will be looking for a promising replacement for Sanchez.