West Ham made an enquiry about Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard last week but it was turned down according to a report from ESPN.
The 28-year-old was a huge hit during a loan spell with the Hammers last season.
He bagged nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games for West Ham.
So it is little wonder why David Moyes is so desperate to bring Lingard back to the London Stadium.
The Hammers were handed a huge boost when The Times reported at the end of last week that the 28-year-old is now prepared to leave Old Trafford in search of regular first-team football.
West Ham have made Lingard enquiry
ESPN claims that the Hammers approached Man United last week regarding the possibility of signing him before the transfer window closes.
The Red Devils knocked back the East London outfit’s enquiry, however.
Lingard would obviously be a superb permanent signing for West Ham.
What is important now, however, is getting a top class alternate target lined up.
David Moyes could do with signing a number 10 or a winger before the transfer window slams shut.
It seems as though our hopes of signing Jesse are fading fast.
And as good as Lingard was for us last season, if he wants to sit on the bench at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career then so be it.