According to a report from the Independent, West Ham could be set for a summer battle with Everton and West Brom for Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard.
David Moyes should be on the look-out for an attack-minded midfielder this summer.
The same could be said for Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti and Baggies manager Slaven Bilic.
Although it could be argued that there are other areas in more urgent need of attention for the Hammers.
Everton will certainly be in the Premier League next season. West Ham, meanwhile, are in trouble, but things are looking a lot brighter now for Moyes’s men. West Brom, meanwhile, have a great chance of promotion.
And the Independent claims that all three sides are after Manchester United man Jesse Lingard. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also allegedly prepared to allow him to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Poor season for Jesse
The 27-year-old has been desperately out-of-form this term.
He has failed to register either a goal or an assist in 20 Premier League games for the Red Devils this season (Transfermarkt).
The 24-capped England international, who earns £75,000 per week (Spotrac), has received plenty of criticism from United fans this season. Lingard is notorious for spending plenty of time on social media. He is far from the most popular player at Old Trafford and his recent allegiance with Mino Raiola hasn’t helped matters.
Old Trafford days numbered?
And with Solskjaer keen to move him on, his time at United could be coming to an end.
David Moyes should be very wary of bringing the 27-year-old to the London Stadium. It could be argued that Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t particularly need him at Goodison Park either. So perhaps West Brom is a better fit for Lingard.
He would be the biggest name at the Hawthorns. And he seems to be the kind of player and person who could thrive with that kind of status.
And at the same time, this should be exactly the kind of signing West Ham should be avoiding. Lingard is on big wages, and has proven over the past 12 months that he lacks the character needed at the London Stadium.
Let’s just let West Brom or Everton have him please.