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Exclusive: United know Lingard would join CL Irons

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By CandH’s northern man Terry Robbins

Manchester United believe that if the Irons secure Champions League football, they have lost all chance of holding onto  Jesse Lingard this summer.

And our sources in Manchester have told Claret & Hugh the Red Devils fear it will also KO any hopes they have of trying to ramp up an auction for his signature.

Old Trafford chiefs have yet to open formal talks with Lingard over his immediate future, with club insiders also admitting United may already have left it “too late” in offer the midfielder a new deal which would keep him at the club.

Jesse has 12 months remaining on his deal and reports in recent days have suggested United are ready to demand closer to £50m this summer, owing to his incredible displays for Hammers since his arrival on loan.

However, my senior sources  in Manchester have learned United’s executives are currently accept he will certainly be gone if we secure a top four finish.

Added to Lingard’s very close relationship to David Moyes, the odds will be stacked heavily in West Ham’s favour if we do reach the Champions League promised land.

Our United source revealed: “United are doing their best to bluff out a difficult situation, letting it be known they are ready to hold out for bigger money, but the reality behind the scenes is much more resigned to the realities.

“Unless Jesse signs a new deal to stay, United will sell before the summer is out. Lingard is in the box seat and the bosses in Manchester are already factoring what leverage they would have left if West Ham have Champions League football to offer him.

“Unless another top-four team comes forward, which is considered unlikely, United fear West Ham with Champions League football on offer would be the most attractive deal for Jesse.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Exclusive: United know Lingard would join CL Irons

  1. If man u are thinking 50 mill transfer fee must go with the flying pigs ive just seen go past !

  2. I’ve been a Man Utd fan for over 50 years and never have I been so dissatisfied with MY team. I would like for someone to tell me who is coaching these tactics. What’s left of the Busby babes must be so sad to see this garbage week in week out. Why are we so negative? Why is Marcus always looking to pass the ball back to midfield? What’s happened to his and Masons incredible pace. Why is everything so slow? Why would any of the top players want to come to our club when we play like a team with no leaders ? We look clueless every time I watch them. It’s gotten to the point where I can only watch 10-15 mins of a game and I end up ready to throw myself (not the telly) out the window
    Funny how upset your team can make lol
    I will leave it there for now. If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them cheers

  3. Jess Lingz. Great to see the man doing so well. He could get himself out of united on a free if he is smart enough to talk with West Ham now. That might take 12months of united paying his wages for nothing. Training with Phil Jones.
    Lingard hås all the cards for sure, an injury at transfer time would make that easy. United need to be careful. Take that money or promise game time.

  4. Jesse for ⚒️⚒️⚒️

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