England international Jesse Lingard's protracted transfer to Newcastle United is currently off despite the player keen on the move and The Magpies offering £8M for the player to boost their attacking threat to keep the club in The Premier League and the club's attentions may now turn to Tottenham Hotspur's attacking midfielder Dele Alli.

Ralf Rangnick had played down reports of a move to Newcastle previously but the sizeable fee & complete covering of wages looked to have changed minds in Man Utd, who are at a warm weather training camp in Dubai while Newcastle are in Saudi.

The 29 year-old had been a Man United player since breaking through to the first team pool in 2011/2 and represented The Red Devils 224 times in all competitions scoring 35 goals, 20 of those in 142 Premier League games although has been loaned out five times most spectacularly at West Ham scoring 9 goals in 16 games last season including a penalty against Newcastle in last season's 3-2 win for The Magpies:

Newcastle are still looking to clinch deals for Aaron Ramsey, Dele Alli and a 'transfer surprise' that could be anybody from Dusan Vlahovic to Gareth Bale. HoweAyTheLads.