According to the Independent, West Ham have set their sights on the English duo Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones as they look to strengthen ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
Both players have fallen out of favour under United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and could be forced to end their long careers at Old Trafford as part of a reshuffle this summer, and Hammers boss David Moyes who worked with both players during his brief spell as Red Devils manager during the 2013/2014 campaign looks set to add the outcasts should West Ham beat the drop this season.
Moyes’ men are now four points clear of the relegation zone, and Manchester United are the only top-six team West Ham face in their remaining five matches.
However, survival is not the only obstacle they must overcome to lure Jones and Lingard to the club as 28-year-old defender Jones, signed a four-year contract with Manchester United only last year while it is understood 27-year-old forward Lingard also wants to stay at Old Trafford, where he has spent his entire career so far.
Everton and West Brom are also expected to battle for Lingard’s signature if he does leave Man United this summer.
By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com