Jesse Lingard will not discuss his future with Manchester United until next month’s pre-season training, leaving West Ham with an anxious wait in their quest of the midfielder.
Lingard, 28, spent last season’s second half on loan with West Ham, where he rekindled his best form, netting nine goals in 16 appearances.
As a result, David Moyes is eager to re-sign him permanently at the London Stadium this summer.
Lingard, however, will not discuss his United fate until he returns to the club next month for the start of pre-season training, according to sources.
The England player, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad this summer, has already conducted preliminary talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
West Ham will be disappointed to learn that Solskjaer is willing to give him an opportunity to show himself in pre-season.
Lingard is said to be hoping to revive his United career next season and become a valuable member of the first-team group.
The Hammers will be hoping that Solskjaer considers him surplus to needs during pre-season, paving the way for a permanent move to east London.
Lingard is also being pursued by Paris Saint-Germain, but Moyes and his team are the frontrunners in the hunt to sign him.
With only a year left on his current deal at Old Trafford, United are said to value him at approximately £30 million.
Following the £67 million signing of Bruno Fernandes in January 2020, Lingard fell out of favor under Solskjaer.
He only made three appearances for Manchester United before joining West Ham in January of this year, reviving his dormant career.
His nine goals helped the Hammers finish sixth in the Premier League, ensuring that they will compete in the Europa League next season.