Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes West Ham United could make a deadline day move to sign Jesse Lingard.
The Manchester United creative midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers and rediscovered his best form, scoring nine goals and grabbing five assists in just 16 appearances.
Lingard returned to Old Trafford following the expiry of his temporary move to the London Stadium but has been granted just four minutes of action so far this term.
Should West Ham sign Lingard permanently?
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his £75,000-per-week contract and is set to see his first-team opportunities limited further thanks to the impending return of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reports suggest United would be willing to sell England international Lingard for £25million.
Bridge believes West Ham, along with a number of other Premier League clubs, could look to seal a late deal if the Red Devils confirm Lingard is for sale.
He told The Transfer Tavern: “The understanding I have is they’ve left it in his hands.
“Lingard had such a brilliant loan and I think if Manchester United do make him available, you’d get a lot of Premier League clubs after him.
“I think he did his reputation the world of good at West Ham.”
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