The 20-year-old’s excellent form for the United’s U21s alongside his appearances in the first team’s pre-season tour of the Far East has alerted the attention of Birmingham boss Lee Clark.
The main stumbling block on any potential deal is the Midlands club not being able to afford a move.
“I am always looking and seeing what’s around and always asking the question to the board whether there are finances there for us to keep pushing forward,” admitted Clark.
“No doubt they will get sick of me, but I will keep asking the questions.”
Warrington-born Lingard has risen through the ranks at Old Trafford developing under the tutelage of both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Warren Joyce along with U18s manager Paul McGuinness. Lingard was part of the 2010/11 United youth side which triumphed in the FA Youth Cup.
It was this summer’s pre-season tour where the attacking midfielder rose to prominence to a wider audience. He scored a brace in the 5-1 victory over the A-League All-Stars in Sydney including the first goal of the David Moyes reign. Lingard continued to shine with further goals against Yokohama F. Marinos and Kitchee SC.
He was also called up to the England U21 squad for the first time last month having previously represented his nation at U17, U18 and U19 levels.
The United youngster had an impressive loan-spell at Leicester City last season and is hoping to break through into the United first team in the coming years but another loan move away would server his career well as he needs to have more first team experience under his belt.
If Lingard was to join Birmingham, he would become the ninth United player to be loaned out by the club this year. The eight Manchester United players currently on loan at other clubs are:
Reece James (Carlisle), Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town), Sam Johnstone (Yeovil), Angelo Henriquez (Real Zaragoza), Nick Powell (Wigan), Bebe (Pacos de Ferreira), Davide Petrucci (Royal Antwerp) and Marnick Vermijl (NEC).