Midfielder Jesse Lingard has held crunch talks with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he seeks clarity over his future at the club.
According to The Sun, Lingard told Solskjaer that his heart is still at United after spending half of last season at West Ham where he had a brilliant outing. His form with the Hammers saw him recalled to the England squad but missed the last team named by Gareth Southgate.
It has been claimed that West Ham wants to turn Lingard’s deal into a permanent one which the player hasn’t ruled out, but his preference is to represent United in the coming season.
The 28-year-old wants first-team football on a regular basis something that Solskjaer can't promise him owing to the array of talent at the manager’s disposal.
While the player might not lack suitors, it is claimed that his wages are something that is scaring a series of teams with the Hammers said to be convincing the player to reduce his demands if they are to strike a deal.
Another loan deal seems to be a possibility but the player wants a team to settle in with his preference being in joining a team that plays in the Champions League.