Leicester City and Spurs set to battle for outcasted Man United midfielder

Despite enjoying a remarkable return to form while on loan, it is incredibly unlikely Manchester United will welcome Jesse Lingard back to the side’s first-team when he returns in the summer.

Having joined David Moyes’ West Ham on a short term loan in January, Lingard is undoubtedly spearheading the Hammers’ audacious claim for Champions League qualification.

The English midfielder has already racked up six goals and four assists in his first eight appearances for West Ham.

Lingard’s impact is expected to see West Ham try and turn the deal into a permanent move once the summer transfer window opens.

However, according to a recent report from Eurosport, the Hammers are not the only club interested in landing Lingard.

It has been noted that top-four contenders Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also casting a keen eye over the United loanee.

Despite the strong interest being shown in him, Eurosport suggest West Ham are probably favourites to seal a permanent deal – especially if midfielder partner Declan Rice opts to stay with the side beyond the summer window.

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