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Jesse Lingard to open West Ham talks but only on one condition

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Jesse Lingard to open West Ham talks but only on one condition

West Ham United’s efforts to sign Jesse Lingard on a permanent basis may have received a major boost.

The 28-year-old playmaker is reportedly waiting to know about David Moyes’ future at the club before pushing for a move to the London Stadium, according to Irons insiders Claret & Hugh.

Following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid, the Scot was connected with a sensational return to Everton this week, but according to the same source, the club’s hierarchy is sure that Moyes will honor the three-year contract offered to him.

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Lingard’s predicament is considered to be dependent on the 58-year-old’s employment, and if that is confirmed, he will move forward with his intention to sign on the dotted line in East London.

Many people in West Ham, particularly supporters and even the management, will be shocked by this development.

According to Claret & Hugh, Moyes is anticipated to sign a new contract in the next weeks, which will allow them to pursue Lingard.

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The Manchester United loanee is thought to be a major target this transfer window, which is understandable given his influence since joining on loan in January.

Only two players outscored his nine goals, according to WhoScored, who rated him as the Hammers’ second-best player for the entire season (7.22), behind Tomas Soucek (7.36).

With 1.1 critical passes per game, he also produced four assists, proving to be one of Moyes’ most creative outlets.

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The Irons manager declared his intention to maintain hold of the £20 million-rated dynamo at the end of the 2020/21 season. (via the Evening Standard) He told reporters:

“I hope Jesse’s here, we’d like to keep him, he’s done an exceptional job for us but there’s no guarantees, he’s not our player. But I hope Jesse realises we’ve been good for him as well, and that he joined a club on the up.”

As a result, this fresh claims will be exciting news for Moyes, who will know that signing his contract will enhance his chances of landing Lingard tenfold.

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Newcastle table £10m loan offer, player out of contract in the summer

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Newcastle table £10m loan offer, player out of contract in the summer

Newcastle have reportedly made a £10 million loan approach for Jesse Lingard in the final days of the January transfer window, according to 90Min. According to the report, despite the fact that conversations have lasted a month, they ‘anticipate’ this offer to be ‘accepted.’

Lingard, who is 29 years old, has only started two of his 14 league and cup games this season. That’s following a brilliant loan spell with West Ham last season, in which he netted nine goals and contributed five assists in 16 appearances. In June, his contract will expire.

Newcastle, as well as West Ham and Tottenham, have been heavily connected with Lingard. However, according to the source, Newcastle has offered United a £10 million loan fee for Lingard after extensive discussions.

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Unless he accepts a new Old Trafford contract, such a deal would likely put an end to his United career. It’s unknown whether Lingard wants to transfer, but it’s been said that Newcastle would have to pay him twice as much as he is now.

Lingard still needs to be persuaded. Newcastle triumphed over the weekend, which is crucial not only in terms of staying up but also in terms of attracting players this month. It provides those who are being hunted a better chance of surviving.

Lingard possesses the ability to increase Newcastle’s hopes of remaining in the Premier League significantly. If he joins on loan, Newcastle will have six months to persuade him to sign a permanent contract – and it could work out.

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Steven Gerrard warns players: “Don’t feel sorry for yourselves”

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Villa’s players have been urged by Steven Gerrard not to feel sorry for themselves as they prepare to face Man United.

On Saturday, Villa play the Red Devils in an attempt to avenge their FA Cup loss at Old Trafford on Monday.

The controversial call to reject Danny Ings’ second-half equalizer as United escaped with a 1-0 victory dominated the post-match discussion.

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Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, refused to blame the referees, focusing instead on Villa’s failing to take their chances.

He said: “It is quite unique you get this kind of opportunity. We need to not feel sorry for ourselves, we showed over 90 minutes on Monday we are more than a match for the team we faced.

“We need to stick together, first and foremost. We have to recover well.

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“The players feel they were good enough to win the game. Over 90 minutes I felt we were at minimum good enough to take it to extra time.

“The reality is they scored a goal, which was sloppy on our behalf, and we weren’t ruthless enough when our chances came along. It is quite clear what we need to iron out between now and the weekend.”

Villa are aiming for their first league double against United since 1954, as well as their first Premier League win at home versus United since 1995.

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Man United ‘offer’ Paul Pogba a pay rise in an attempt to convince him to stay

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The Red Devils are said to have offered Paul Pogba a new deal worth £500,000 per week in order to prevent him from departing on a free transfer in the summer.

Pogba’s contract at Old Trafford expires on July 1, and his fate has been a hot topic of discussion this season.

The French international is now free to talk to other clubs about a summer move after entering the last six months of his contract.

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His Previous club Juventus, as well as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, have all been connected with him.

United is reportedly preparing to offer him a new deal for £400,000 per week before add-ons to entice him to devote his future to the team, according to The Sun.

United are said to be convinced that the offer is worth roughly £100,000 more than Pogba might make elsewhere in Europe if he decides to go on a free transfer in July.

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According to the source, Pogba has still to decide whether or not to sign the new contract, which would make him the highest-paid player in Premier League history.

Paul Pogba has been out since November due to a thigh injury he sustained while on international duty with France.

Ralf Rangnick, United’s interim manager, stated in December that he would not try to sway Pogba’s choice since he only wants to work with dedicated players.

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“I wouldn’t say he is not worth keeping but players need to want to stay and play for the club,” said Rangnick.

“If a player doesn’t want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long term, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind.

“This is such a massive club, with fantastic support, I don’t think anyone at the club should try to convince a player to stay.”

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