West Ham United have sent 29-year-old Jesse Lingard one last contract offer before he makes a decision on his future, according to Hammers insider @ExWHUemployee.
Long-term Hammers target Lingard is expected to make a decision on his future club by the end of the week, and now the Hammers have made a last-ditch attempt to lure him to east London.
It was revealed on Tuesday that the England international was nearing a move towards Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest, after they matched his wage demands in their offer.
Lingard and his team were asking for £180k in weekly wages, which the Hammers were unwilling to meet in order to sign him this summer.
It is no secret that West Ham and David Moyes are interested in acquiring his signature, and now the club will try one last time to persuade him to come to the London Stadium.
On the West Ham Way Patreon page, ExWHUemployee said: “The Jesse Lingard situation is one that will hopefully be coming to a conclusion this weekend.”
“Nottingham Forest appear (at this moment) to be ahead in the negotiations with the player likely to go there” he added.
“This is a major blow for West Ham who have had him as a number one target for a number of transfer windows. The club will attempt one more time to persuade the player to come to the club that he identified as the one he wanted to join.”
After returning to Manchester United last summer following a successful, six-month loan spell with the Hammers, Lingard has struggled for regular playing time.
Starting just two Premier League matches last season the 29-year-old will now ply his trade at another top-flight club, with both West Ham and Forest hoping that he becomes one of their players before the new season begins in August.