By Saikat Mandal

12th Oct, 2021 | 4:45pm

West Ham receive boost in Jesse Lingard chase

West Ham may have received a massive boost in the race to sign Jesse Lingard in the January transfer window.

According to reports from The Sun, Manchester United are ready to sell Lingard in January if he continues to sign a new contract extension.

Leicester City are also interested in signing the England international in January, with Newcastle also mentioned.

Lingard scored the winner against the Hammers this season after coming off the bench. He has been offered terms around £135,000 a week, but he wants assurance from the club over getting regular games.

United are apparently frustrated with Lingard’s legitimate demands, and they are considering offloading him for just £15m if he doesn’t sign a new deal at the club.

Boost for West Ham

Lingard joined the Hammers on loan in January last season and made a huge impact at the London club, scoring nine Premier League goals.

West Ham were interested in signing him this summer, with the Red Devils valuing him at around £25m. Lingard himself wanted to prove himself at Old Trafford, and the move didn’t materialise.

The 28-year-old has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.

The Hammers are surely expected to make a move for him in January if he fails to sign a new deal at United. Most importantly, they can now get him a decent price.

While the Foxes are also interested, a move to West Ham should be Lingard’s priority if he at all decides to move on. It all depends on what the playmaker wants at the moment as things start to develop.

In other West Ham news, the Irons are ready to launch a bid for this England international Roy Keane called ‘perfect’.