Jesse Lingard reluctant to extend Man Utd stay
Jesse Lingard is reportedly in a contract standoff with Manchester United after the club failed to match his wage demands. The England international has about 18 months left on his existing deal.
The 23-year-old has evolved into a regular at Old Trafford since his breakthrough spell under former boss Louis van Gaal last term.
According to The Mirror, the attacker has stalled on talks over a fresh contract despite being offered a five-year extension worth £60,000-a-week - double of what he is currently earning.
Lingard is said to be content to remain at Old Trafford, but he will play the waiting time as he aims to earn a weekly salary in excess of £80,000.
The club graduate played no part for Manchester United over the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Everton in the Premier League.