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Report: West Ham want Manchester United pair to bolster squad next season

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Report: West Ham want Manchester United pair to bolster squad next season

Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are both wanted by the Hammers.

West Ham are keen to land Manchester United duo Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard if they avoid relegation this season.

According to the Independent, David Moyes would like to raid his former club to land the pair who have fallen down the pecking order.

Jones signed a new deal with the Red Devils in 2019 but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might still be keen to sell.

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Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have been bang in form and Eric Bailly is also waiting in the wings.

Jones, 27, has started just seven games during 2019/20 having been at the club since 2011.

Attacking option Lingard is another who has fallen off the radar as Solskjaer gets to know his best United XI.

He has a year to run on his contract and it seems unlikely at the moment that the club will opt to trigger a one-year extension.

 

Both players earn £75,000-a-week at United and might welcome the chance to play regular football at the London Stadium.

At this stage, it is unsure what United would demand in the way of transfer fees for the pair.

West Ham could face a big summer if they stay in the Premier League. Moyes will probably be allowed to stamp his own authority on the squad ahead of 2020/21.

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The Hammers have enhanced their chances of survival in the last week. A 3-2 win over Chelsea was followed up with a solid point at Newcastle at the weekend; leaving West Ham four points clear of 18th.

Moyes knows that the club has underachieved for far too long and Lingard and Jones could both help adopt a winning mentality.

Given their inconsistencies at United, the pair might have to win over some of the more cynical Hammers supporters, however.

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