West Ham will reportedly move to snap up Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard in a bargain £10 million deal in January.
It was reported yesterday that contract talks between Lingard and the Red Devils had collapsed, putting the Hammers on high alert after their summer attempts failed.
The England international enjoyed a brilliant loan spell in the capital last season, scoring nine goals in 16 appearances.
West Ham were hopeful of signing Lingard permanently once his loan had expired, however the midfielder opted to remain with his boyhood club.
Lingard’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season and with the Red Devils unable to pin him down to a new deal, it is looking likely that West Ham will attempt to sign him on the cheap once the January transfer window opens.
Lingard has been linked with a move abroad recently, with both AC Milan and Barcelona reportedly interested, however West Ham will be desperate to lure the 28-year-old back to the London Stadium for a second time.
Lingard had also posted a picture of himself celebrating a goal during his spell with the Irons on Friday, sparking talk amongst fans of his potential return.
What has David Moyes said?
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham boss David Moyes said: "He’s [Lingard] a Manchester United player and I’m not going to talk about players at other clubs.
"All I can say is we really enjoyed having Jesse, he made a great contribution to the team and he’s helped the team.
"The team’s moved on, we’ve kicked on again so, look, Jesse is a Manchester United player and it’s up to them to decide what he does."