Manchester United in talks with Sevilla and Newcastle over Martial and Lingard loans

Manchester United are in talks to loan Anthony Martial to Sevilla and Jesse Lingard to Newcastle United, sources have told ESPN.

Newcastle are waiting to hear if United will sanction a six-month loan move for Lingard. They are ready to pay over £5m to complete the deal but have yet to get the green light from Old Trafford.

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Sevilla, meanwhile, are increasingly confident they can strike a deal for Martial, with ESPN sources in Spain claiming a deal may have already been agreed between the two clubs and personal terms have been agreed with the club. French international.

Martial made his first appearance under caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, playing a key role in Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time winner.

His second-half introduction was booed by some United fans following Rangnick’s claim the 26-year-old refused to travel for the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa – which Martial denied.

Lingard, who will be a free agent this summer, has only started once under Rangnick and is eager to leave to find regular first-team football. Sources have told ESPN that both Tottenham and West Ham have had their applications rejected this month because United are unwilling to strengthen clubs also competing for a top four spot.

Lingard traveled to Dubai to train at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex during the Premier League winter break. The Newcastle squad are currently attending a hot weather training camp in Saudi Arabia.

Sources have told ESPN that Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is keen to line up a loan move for disgraced Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli if a deal for Lingard does not materialize.

United remain hesitant to allow too many players to leave in January ahead of a busy second half of the season competing in three competitions, not least due to the continued threat of Covid.

Garland K. Long