Man United offering £100,000-a-week contract to 25-year-old Englishman

Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a new contract for Jesse Lingard worth £100,000 per week.

The 25-year-old winger is enjoying a fruitful season at Old Trafford, having scored 13 goals and registered four assists in 38 appearances thus far.

According to the Daily Star, Lingard is believed to have “met targets” in his current deal that have led to United being prepared to offer improved terms.

The report claims that the academy graduate – who penned his last contract just 11 months ago – is now in line for a new bumper deal which will increase his salary from £75,000 per week.

England international Lingard joined the United setup at the age of seven and made his first-team debut under legendary Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are reportedly considering a bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis.

According to The Mirror, United scouts have been watching the £20m-rated centre-back in recent weeks ahead of a potential move for the 29-year-old in the summer.

The newspaper adds that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is targeting a partner for Eric Bailly in defence, and has put Sokratis on the club’s radar.

United are also allegedly keen on Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld, but the club believe that Sokratis is a more achievable target.

Mourinho is understood to be tracking midfield targets too, due to the imminent retirement of Michael Carrick.