MANCHESTER UNITED will consider a cut-price £15million for Jesse Lingard in January if he continues to refuse a new deal.
The England forward has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI since his return this summer.
He has come off the bench to score a winner at former club West Ham and set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Villarreal.
The 28-year-old has been in talks over an extension to his contract, which runs out at the end of the season.
SunSport understands he has been offered terms around £135,000 a week, a decent increase on his current deal.
The academy graduate is interested in staying, but wants assurances he will get regular first-team action.
Lingard holds United close to his heart after a two-decade association.
The Red Devils do not want to lose him on a free at the end of the campaign, if he decides he wants to go.
So Old Trafford chiefs will discuss letting him leave in January if they can find a buyer.
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Lingard is expected to get playing time in Champions League, cup competitions and off the bench in the Premier League.
United valued him at around £25m over the summer, but rebuffed interest from suitors.
West Ham along with Leicester and other Premier League sides have shown interest in the Warrington-born ace.