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Report: Irons keen on Man United duo

David Moyes is being reported as being keen to snap up Manchester United pair  Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard, if we stay in the Premier League.

The Independent reports that having worked with with Jones and Lingard at Manchester United in 2013-14, he sees them as a duo to lift the Hammers quality with Jones a particular fancy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is meanwhile hoping for a clear-out this summer, with both Jones and Lingard expected to go.

There have been rumours for some time that United fancy Issa Diop and it could be that the French central defender will be thrown into a deal.

Lingard is out of contract at the end of next season but has an option to remain for a further year and is apparently high on the Hammers wanted list with prices expected to be flat over the transfer window.

Jones at 28 and Lingard at 27 fit the age profile but should they both become available, Everton and West Brom could become involved in a chase should Slaven Bilic’s poutfit be promoted..

However, Moyes will hope that his previous association with the duo would give him a head start and should there be serious interest in Diop that would put the Irons in prime position to do  a deal suitable to United.

Diop’s form has been a little topsy turvy since the restart and he may find the Hammers are ready to let him become involved in the switch should that be a United requirement.

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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

7 comments on “Report: Irons keen on Man United duo

  1. Why jones is useless and no place for the other

  2. please no. this would be a typical old westham signing. I thought we wanted to sign young players from the champion ship. terrible terrible signings.

    im sure its just classic nonsense however, and there is actually nothing in this article however, as at this point we don’t even know what league will be in for certain. and Moyes has already said he is only thinking of this season at the moment,

  3. Age profile??……….. are they the young and hungry players we are looking for?

    One is always injured and the other is over rated and overpaid……. actually thinking about it, they are ideal for us!…. just what we need.

    FFS

  4. Why would we sell Diop and replace with Phil Jones?
    Why would we sign Jesse Lingard?

    Both are terrible options and not what we need for the next level. We need 3 fullbacks 2 LBs and 1 starting RB. Go after Eze, ollie Watkins etc not flipping Jlingz. More interested in Instagram than football. Avoid at all costs.

  5. Hi Hugh would be interested in hearing your views on Lingard & Jones . Do you think they are the players we need and do you think they would improve us. I am not to sure we should sell Diop he has some class when on it. Hoping we stay up first of all , hoping for a win tomorrow ⚒

  6. Wouldn’t involve diop in the deal.

    However, remember when Evans was available for 3m and our fans turned their noses up at the prospect of taking a West Bromwich Albion player…

    I’d rather have the 4th centre back at the club than none at all, like we have now. One that knows the English league and doesn’t have to settle into the pace of the premier League is a bonus.

  7. Fully agree with all the respondents….two signings that WHUFC do not need to make. Jones is one of the most overrated players ever to feature for both Man Utd and for England. Lingard has shown himself to be a useful player but is currently playing way below his best form…possibly a worthwhile addition but only at a bargain basement price!

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