West Ham to step up pursuit of Jesse Lingard after Euro 2020 omission

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West Ham will reportedly step up their pursuit of Jesse Lingard after the midfielder was left out of Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad. Lingard enjoyed a terrific six-month spell at the London club last season, which saw him win the Premier League player of the month award, having been nominated in three consecutive months.

Lingard has just one year remaining on his current contract at Manchester United and unless he is offered fresh terms, it is expected that the club will allow him to leave.

West Ham were believed to have been priced out of a move earlier this year, but having qualified for next seasons Europa League, an extra cash influx will allow David Moyes’ side to flew their muscles in this summers transfer window.

According to The Sun, West Ham will now step up their pursuit of Lingard, having originally planned for talks to be held after the Euros.

The report claims that Moyes is hopeful that a deal can be concluded, with one club source claiming that a deal might be done in the next month. Ole Gunnar Solskjær is expected to hold talks with Lingard before the start of pre-season preparations.

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