Premier League outfit join five other clubs in race to sign 28-year-old Manchester United star

Transfer News: Aston Villa one of six clubs interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United in January

According to transfer news on Sky Sports (h/t Birmingham Live), Manchester United star Jesse Lingard is being targeted by six Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa in January.

The 28-year-old star has a little over six months on his contract at Old Trafford. Talks have broken down between the two parties, and the player could be leaving soon.

The winger has suffered for minutes, as he has failed to start a single league game this campaign. He was kept at the club after his stellar loan spell at West Ham last season, but a move in the summer would have boded well for the academy graduate.

Transfer News: Aston Villa one of six clubs interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United in January.
Jesse Lingard is being targeted by Aston Villa in January. (imago Images)

Although Lingard could seal a free transfer next summer, United could cash in on him in January itself. Moreover, there are six Premier League clubs interested in him, with Aston Villa the latest party to join the race.

The Villans fired Dean Smith during the international break and appointed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The 41-year-old did a brilliant job at Rangers and ensured Celtic did not win a 10th league title in a row. 

He has now come into a squad that made fantastic additions in the summer. If they want to compete for the European spots after their terrible start, mid-season additions could help.

Transfer News: Aston Villa one of six clubs interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United in January.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham are also interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United. (Sportimage)

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However, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham are also interested in sealing a move for the English international, although David Moyes ruled out such speculation recently. Regardless, a transfer saga could be about to take place in January over the attacker.

While this is not the ideal situation for United, they could churn out a reasonable transfer fee if a bidding war does take place amongst all the suitors.