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Tottenham transfer news: ‘There is truth’ to Conte’s link with 29-goal PL star

Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.

The club have been linked with a potential move to sign the playmaker, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

What’s new with Lingard?

He has been at the center of a transfer saga throughout the month.

Lingard entered the month linked with a potential move to West Ham United as David Moyes sought to bring him back to the club from his loan spell last season.

During that loan spell, the England international was in fine form, scoring nine goals in 16 games and earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad.

However, at United he struggled for form and minutes, playing 13 times in all competitions and scoring twice, while also securing an assist; he scored 29 Premier League goals.

He has only started twice, in the EFL Cup loss to West Ham United and the Champions League dead rubber against Young Boys.

Reports suggest Spurs have inquired about the prospect of signing Lingard, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

There is said to be a desire to sign him this month but the investigation has centered on the prospect of signing him on a free transfer this summer.

And Bridge has confirmed interest from Spurs as they look to strengthen Antonio Conte’s squad.

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What did Bridge say?

He told GiveMeSport: “I have to be honest with you, yes, there is some truth to that.”

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Should Lingard go to Spurs?

The decision is totally in his hands.

The fact that his contract expires means he will have the choice of all offers at the end of the season.

A number of other clubs have been linked with Lingard, as well as West Ham and Spurs, with Barcelona also monitoring developments.

It will ultimately come down to which club makes the best offer for him, and that’s an enviable position for the United star.

This story is likely to continue to run as it looks incredibly unlikely that he will leave United this month.

After all, he will have his pick this summer and may well also receive a huge signing fee from the club he decides to join once the transfer window opens at the end of the season.

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