Chelsea will battle Arsenal to land Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard
Antonio Conte is understood to have been alerted to Lingard’s versatility, with the 24-year-old deemed able to play at wing-back and forward in the Blues boss’ preferred 3-4-3 formation.
Lingard, who has a year left to run on his current deal at Old Trafford, has also attracted interest from Arsenal, although The Sun claim the Gunners face stiff competition from their west London rivals for the England international.
The report also claims that a new deal with United has not yet been finalised, meaning that the midfielder’s future remains up in the air
This season under Jose Mourinho, Lingard has started only nine Premier League games and has made another five appearances off the bench.