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Arsenal risk West Ham wrath with £30m transfer hijack

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Arsenal are considering joining the race for Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard this summer. Lingard has rejuvenated during a successful loan spell with West Ham. He has scored eight goals in nine appearances since his move in January.

The Hammers have spoken openly about their desire to make the move permanent for a £30m. The 28-year-old has little over a year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.

According to Daily Star, the Gunners will ‘hijack’ the Hammers’ hopes of keeping Lingard after initially pursuing him in the winter. Manchester United rejected those advances because they considered Arsenal too direct a rival to deal with.

His form in east London ‘may well have trebled’ his original valuation of £10m, which Manchester United are free to change as West Ham have no option or obligation to buy at the end of the loan.

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