West Ham are ready to compete on equal terms with Newcastle for the signature of Jesse Lingard this summer.
With Manchester United no longer able to stand in his way or look for outrageous loan fees, the Hammers believe they may be in the box seat for the Manchester United’s midfielder.
With several players leaving this summer there is plenty of room in the wage bill to offer the 29 year old a wage the equal of anything Newcastle would be prepared to put on the table.
David Moyes remains seriously keen to bring the player to the London Stadium and although Magpies director Amanda Staveley clams the player was keen to join Newcastle in the window that’s at odds with what he had told London Stadium sources.
The reality was that the player was swinging more and more towards agreeing a deal with the Hammers and an offer of £100,000k a week given there is no transfer fee involved could well land him in July