Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing a late attempt to sign Manchester United‘s Jesse Lingard on loan before the January transfer window shuts.
The Lilywhites have been frustrated in their pursuits of big-name attacking targets this month, namely Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore and Porto’s Luis Diaz.
Traore is reported to be on the verge of a return to Barcelona as he prepares to undergo his Blaugrana medical, while Liverpool are now expected to win the race for Diaz’s signature.
In a last-ditch effort to bolster their attacking ranks before Monday’s deadline, BBC Sport – via football.london – reports that Spurs will look to strike a loan deal for Man United outcast Lingard.
A proposed move to Newcastle United for the 29-year-old is now thought to be dead in the water, but Leicester City, Everton, Aston Villa, Juventus and Nice have all been credited with an interest in recent days.
Lingard is yet to start a Premier League game for Manchester United this season but has netted twice off the bench in nine top-flight substitute appearances, in addition to one assist against Villarreal in the Champions League.
The 32-cap England international has amassed 35 goals and 21 assists from 224 appearances in a Man United shirt, but as things stand he will be available on a free transfer in the summer.