Man Utd star Jesse Lingard wanted by West Ham on permanent transfer but £77m Jadon Sancho deal holding up talks progress

WEST HAM will continue their pursuit of Jesse Lingard but may have to wait until Jadon Sancho’s future is resolved, according to reports.

The England international reignited his career with the Hammers during a hugely impressive loan stint last season.


West Ham want to seal a permanent deal to land Jesse Lingard[/caption]

Lingard, 28, headed to London in January and scored nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances.

Boss David Moyes is eager to land him permanently but United are continuing to play hardball.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering making him part of his squad next season following his string of terrific performances.

That is despite Lingard having just a year left on his contract.

According to the Express, West Ham are happy to bide their time to see if the Red Devils will consider letting him leave.

United are determined to sign winger Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £77million and are prepared to offer him £350,000-a-week.

Sancho’s arrival is likely to push Lingard down the pecking order at United and tempt the club into cashing in.

Lingard failed to make a league appearance under Solskjaer for the first half of last season.


Manchester United are pushing through a deal to sign Jadon Sancho[/caption]

The forward, who missed out on England’s Euros squad, is eager to join a club that will offer him first-team football.

He told Sky Sports: “Regular football is the most important thing for me.

“After going on loan and getting a good run in the team, you started to see the real me, with the goals and the assists.

“I’ve never doubted my ability, I’ve always believed in myself. I spoke to the manager [Solskjaer] in pre-season and said, ‘I need game time’.

“He said, ‘We can discuss it December time’, and we spoke again and he agreed to let me go on loan.”

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