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Man Utd close to agree deal for 29-year-old midfielder

Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard is supposedly ‘likely’ to re-join West Ham United on a permanent basis.

The England international kickstarted a career revival by scoring nine goals and assisting five times during a six-month loan spell with the Hammers last summer, and David Moyes is understandably keen to re-sign him.

The Red Devils head-coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has affirmed that Lingard does have a “big part” to play at the team this season, however, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, a return to the London Stadium is now “quite likely” to come to fruition.

Speaking on The Football Terrace, Jones said: “Lingard looks like he’s giving up now on staying at United. West Ham are back on the tails of him, see if they can get him in. I think that is quite likely, from what I’m told, that that does end up happening.

“Lingard is starting to accept that there is no way in at United, and after what happened at West Ham last season for him, and the way they’ve started this season, it’s a great fit for him.”

The 28-year-old midfielder has now entered the final 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford and came off the bench for the final four minutes of last weekend’s draw with the Saints.

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