MANCHESTER UNITED will consider a cut-price £15m for Jesse Lingard in January if he continues to refuse a new deal.
The England attacker 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 came through the youth teams at United, and holds the club 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.
And Old Trafford chiefs will discuss letting him go when the window opens up at the start of next year.
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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 any interest in one of their much-loved players.
West Ham along with Leicester and other Premier League sides have shown interest in the Warrington-born ace.