Jesse Lingard will be welcomed back at Manchester United following his prolific loan stint at West Ham, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The midfielder has revived his career since moving to the London Stadium until the end of the season in January, registering three assists and scoring eight goals - the most of any top-flight player since his Hammers debut on February 2 - as well as earning back a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of this summer’s rescheduled European Championship. West Ham believe they have a strong case to sign Lingard on a permanent basis this summer as they push for Champions League qualification, while Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in his services.
Tottenham and Everton also competing in race to qualify for next season’s Champions League
Gareth Southgate urges discipline after James Maddison’s Covid-19 breachEngland manager wants to make only ‘football decisions’Southgate concedes transfer talk will go on during Euro 2020 James Maddison pictured during a match against Manchester City earlier this month. The Leicester City player was dropped by Brendan Rodgers for breaching Covid-19 guidelines. Photograph: Joe Toth/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock