Chelsea, Arsenal ready to lure Jesse Lingard away from Manchester United


Manchester United face a battle to keep Jesse Lingard, claims the Sun, who detail how Chelsea and Arsenal are ready to move for the winger.

Antonio Conte has a masterful plan to sell the 24-year-old a role as both a wing-back and a forward, with his versatility clearly appealing.

Arsenal also have an interest in the England international as the Red Devils prepare to persuade the youth team product to stay.

Lingard has just one year remaining on his deal and could be available at a cut-price rate come the summer.

Boro slaps £30m price-tag on Gibson

Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is a major target for Chelsea, with the Express reporting that it will take £30 million for the Blues to win the race for the 24-year-old.

The Boro star is also a target for Manchester City, who have discussed pairing Gibson alongside John Stones at the back.

Despite Aitor Karanka’s side scrapping it out at the foot of the Premier League, Gibson has emerged as a fine defender.

With Gary Cahill the wrong side of 30 and David Luiz set to turn 30 next month, adding youth to build Conte’s defence of the future is a priority and Gibson is a prime candidate.

LA look to lure Ibra away from Old Trafford

We knew it would take a lot of money to convince Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Man United and join the LA Galaxy, but the Express is reporting the striker could expect to earn £15m ($18.25m) a year if he were to move to California.

Having scored 26 goals already this term, Man United surely would have been cut adrift from the race for a top four finish without him.

Ibrahimovic discussed moving to the Galaxy last summer before opting to head to Old Trafford, which suggests the lifestyle could appeal to the 35-year-old.

If United could secure a world-class forward such as Antoine Griezmann, it would soften the blow, but given how well-suited Ibrahimovic has been to English football, Jose Mourinho will surely do everything within his power to keep the veteran for another year.


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