Arsenal are planning to gazump West Ham’s bid to turn Jesse Lingard’s loan move into a permanent one claim the Sun newspaper.
David Moyes wants to make Lingard’s London move permanent after a terrific run of form while on loan with the Hammers
But the Hammers will tell Manchester United where to go if they believe Lingard will be a makeweight for Declan Rice deal.
The tabloid that has opened the door for the Gunners to swoop leading Emirates bosses have made tentative inquiries about him.
Arsenal and Newcastle asked about a potential loan deal of their own before Christmas before Moys sealed the loan deal for £4m
Lingard has just 12 months left on his current contract, and ideally Manchester United would like him to sign another – if only to ensure they get top price should they decide to sell.
Lingard is now swaying towards leaving Old Trafford for good, after getting regular first-team football again at West Ham – something he knows is unlikely if he returns to Manchester. Italian sides Roma and Fiorentina have also been monitoring his situation.