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Jesse Lingard might make an unexpected return to Manchester United this summer as West Ham United face difficulties to finance a permanent transfer.
The 28-year-old join the Irons on loan in the January window after making just three appearances for the Red Devils this season.
After an impressive form at the capital, the Hammers were tipped to sign Lingard on permanent deal.
However, according to the Daily Mail, West Ham are quickly realising they will struggle to meet Lingard’s contract demands as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic hits home.
It’s claimed the England international is hoping for a four-year contract worth in excess of £100,000 per week.
Given he has one year remaining on his Red Devils contract, West Ham may be confident of agreeing a reasonable fee for Lingard’s services. But his wage demands may prove a deal-breaker, as the contract would be worth an eye-watering total just shy of £21million.