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West Ham hoping to sign Man Utd midfielder after 28-year-old rejects new deal

The summer transfer window was mainly geared towards incomings for Manchester United and Daniel James was the only first-team player to leave the club on a permanent transfer.

Jesse Lingard was rumoured to be the subject of interest from West Ham but a move never materialised and instead, he ended up staying at Old Trafford and even made his first Premier League appearance for the club in over a year.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Lingard, 28, has rejected a new contract at the club as he has reservations over playing time.

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Now, a new report from Football Insider, claims that West Ham are retaining hope of signing Jesse Lingard and the Hammers are keeping an eye on developments at Old Trafford after Lingard rejected fresh terms.

It’s claimed that talks over signing Lingard are set to continue and that a winter switch is considered a possibility. Over the summer, Manchester United’s £30m valuation of the England international priced David Moyes’ side out of a deal.

Despite only making one substitute appearance this season, Lingard was named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad and starred in their 4-0 win over Andorra. Lingard scored two goals and registered an assist.

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