West Ham want to sign Chelsea ace Ross Barkley if they fail to bring Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium on a permanent deal this summer according to a report from 90 Min.
The 28-year-old was superb for the Hammers last season. He joined David Moyes’ side on loan and racked up an incredible nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games.
It now seems like Jesse is set to stay at Manchester United for another season at least, however.
The 28-year-old wants to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as quoted by Manchester United’s official website.
So Moyes may well now have to set his sights elsewhere.
West Ham eyeing Ross Barkley swoop
The Chelsea man is on the Hammers’ radar according to a report from 90 Min.
It was recently reported that the west London outfit will demand as much as £30 million for Barkley (The Express & Star).
That is quite simply too much money to pay for someone who has suffered the injury problems that the 27-year-old has.
One to avoid
Since the start of the 2017/18 campaign, Barkley has missed 322 days of action and 64 games through injury (Transfermarkt).
There are far better, more cost effective options out there for West Ham this summer.
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David Moyes could and should be setting his sights a lot higher than Ross Barkley.