West Ham could renew their interest in Jesse Lingard during the January transfer window, following the midfielder’s successful loan spell last season.
The Hammers are reportedly set to back David Moyes during the winter window with the club seeking the signing of forward cover as well as a new centre-back, following Angelo Ogbonna’s ACL injury.
Lingard signed on loan for West Ham during the second half of the 2020/21 campaign where he enjoyed a fruitful spell at the London Stadium, scoring nine league goals to earn a recall to the England squad.
The 28-year-old – who is out of contract at the end of the season – has struggled for minutes since returning to Manchester United and was omitted from the England squad for November’s World Cup qualifiers following a lack of game time.
Lingard’s versatility would add further cover for West Ham, who have relied on Michail Antonio at centre-forward for much of a campaign that has included Europa League commitments.
According to the Evening Standard, however, the east London side are unwilling to match the £20m valuation on Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, who will also be available on a free transfer at the end of the season after failing to sign a new deal at Turf Moor.
Burnley are reluctant to lose the 28-year-old given their fight against relegation this season, with Newcastle also monitoring the defender’s situation ahead of a potential move.