JESSE LINGARD’s hopes of tracking Anthony Martial through Manchester United’s exit door have encountered a new problem.
The England ace was confident a loan move to Newcastle was on the cards after talks with caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick on Tuesday.
However, it later emerged that there was still a big difference between the two clubs over the fee associated with the temporary deal.
United are believed to want a loan fee as well as a bonus if Eddie Howe’s wrestlers stay in the Premier League.
And Newcastle threatened to pull away from the table with Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes now in their sights.
Lingard – who is currently enjoying a break in Dubai – had decided to move to St James’ Park for the remainder of the season.
With his contract at Old Trafford set to expire in the summer, the 29-year-old wants to keep his options open for his long-term future.
But the United hierarchy are keen to claw back money on him now as they will lose him for nothing this summer.
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He must now hope the two clubs can agree a compromise before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Meanwhile, Martial, who signed for United in 2015 in a £57.6million deal, is hoping to stay at Sevilla permanently.
The loan deal only runs until June and includes no option to sign him beyond.
But he hopes to score the goals to propel Julen Lopetegui’s men to the title and give themselves every chance of staying.
United insisted the Spanish club pay his £200,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season.
The Red Devils’ next permanent manager will also have the final decision on Martial’s long-term future as his contract runs until 2024.
Interim Rangnick must now decide what to do with goalkeeper Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek, with Crystal Palace eyeing a loan move for the midfielder, before the window closes on Monday.
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