West Ham United want to sign Jesse Lingard permanently in the summer.
But they fear that they may be priced out of a move for the England midfielder, as Manchester United have increased his value due to his sensational form with the East London club, with reports suggesting they may want up to £30 million for him.
That is despite the former academy graduate being about to enter the last 12 months of his current contract at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old has seen his fortunes revived after his move to London, with his strike against Wolves on Monday being his sixth goal in 8 Premier League starts for West Ham, who have now climbed above Chelsea into the Champions League places.
In addition, he has provided three assists, and has earned himself a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad into the bargain. He is now tipped to make the squad for this summer’s Euros.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.