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Insider's intriguing transfer update on Jesse Lingard after instantly contacting top source at West Ham
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Insider's intriguing transfer update on Jesse Lingard after instantly contacting top source at West Ham

An insider has delivered an intriguing transfer update on Jesse Lingard after instantly contacting top source at West Ham.

West Ham appear to have performed a complete U-turn over a summer transfer move for Lingard.

Last week Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth said West Ham were back in the mix for the 29-year-old.

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And that came just a week after a West Ham insider said the club’s Lingard hopes were dead after a final push from David Moyes was unsuccessful.

According to West Ham insiders speaking to Claret and Hugh, Lingard snubbed the Hammers after Moyes made a final move to convince him to come to east London. And the report even claimed Lingard had questioned the club’s ambition.

Last night fresh reports from the likes of The Daily Mail and Sky Sports claimed West Ham have now made an official offer to Lingard’s representatives over a return to West Ham.

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That had many Hammers fans – who are understandably sick of the Lingard saga – excited. After all is said and done, landing a player of Lingard’s quality on a free transfer would be some coup for West Ham.

So all eyes turned to an insider’s intriguing transfer update on Lingard after instantly contacting their top source at West Ham.

While the report from Claret and Hugh denies any “new” proposition has been put to Lingard, West Ham have confirmed talks are ongoing.

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“The truth (after reports of a new official offer to Lingard) appears to be somewhat different following CandH immediately asking questions of a key source at the London Stadium,” Claret and Hugh claim.

“It appears that YES there are discussions going on but nothing more than that which means that any offer we may have made stands – not that a new one has or will be made to the 29 year old attacking midfielder…

“And this evening we were told by our insider: ‘There are discussions going on with Lingard but nothing more than that – no offers’.”

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So we are indeed still interested in signing Lingard – contrary to the previous claims.

This is now becoming a situation where West Ham fans will only believe it when they see Lingard in a West Ham shirt.

Lingard’s Man United contract does not officially expire until Friday (July 1) comes around.

He is back in the UK at the moment after holidaying in the likes of Miami and Paris.

So let’s see if the fact he is back in the country and his contract is officially up changes anything in real terms for West Ham.

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