Date: 15th March 2021 at 1:00pm
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According to a report from the Mirror, West Ham could be the beneficiaries of a key decision from of a top six rival.

The report claims that on-loan playmaker Jesse Lingard is part of a quartet of players that are looking to offload in order to raise funds – and their intent to sell could help to facilitate a permanent move to .

The board will set the initial budget at £80 million, but the club will look to raise an additional £60 million through the of unwanted players.

Lingard is joined by Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones and as figures that are keen to offload, and ’s decision that the quartet are not a part of his plans could be the Irons’ gain.

However, the report also names the supposed asking price of each player with the report listing Jesse Lingard as being valued at £20 million.

With Lingard currently operating at a rate that is seeing him average a direct goal involvement in most games he has featured in, it is not unfathomable that Manchester United would put such a hefty tag on their playmaker.

However, separate analysis by Eurosport rightly questions whether United would need to be more flexible in the current market that is experiencing deflation.

Citing the likes of Arsenal and , who offloaded high earners for free, it may be that United earn less than expected from player sales.

With no option to buy included in the Lingard loan deal, any final fee for the dynamo is likely to come at a high price.

The Hammers will need to be flexible in order to secure the best value for money.