West Ham could have to pay around £30million for Jesse Lingard |

West Ham United are likely to try and Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal at the end of this season.

The 28-year-old signed for the London club on a loan deal during the January transfer window and he has been a massive hit with the Hammers so far.

The Manchester United attacker has scored six goals and has three assists to his name since moving to West Ham.

Lingard has managed to force his way into the England setup as well due to his recent form.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester United could demand as much as £30 million for the 28-year-old forward and they are confident of sparking a bidding war for the player. Apparently, the likes of Wolverhampton Wanders, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Arsenal were keen on the player in January.

It remains to be seen whether the Hammers are willing to invest that kind of money on the 28-year-old who will have just 12 months left on his Manchester United contract at the end of this season.

A return to Old Trafford does not make sense for the player and he should look to leave Old Trafford permanently this summer. Lingard needs to be playing regular first-team football at this stage of his career and a permanent move to West Ham would be ideal for all parties.

The Hammers are currently chasing a top-four finish and the 27-cap England international’s form will be crucial to their ambitions.

Read: West Ham and Spurs keen on 29-yr-old Serie A player

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