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West Ham United transfer news: Hammers considering move for Ross Barkley


West Ham could move for Ross Barkley if they are unable to bring Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium on a permanent basis, according to reports.

Lingard produced a scintillating run of form while on loan from Manchester United at the back end of last season, and re-signing the England international is thought to be the Hammers’ number one priority this summer.

However, 90 Min are reporting that, should a deal for Lingard not come to fruition, Barkley could be an alternative.

The 27-year-old, who played under current Hammers manager David Moyes at Everton, spent last season on loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea.

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Profiling fairly similarly to Lingard, and with that prior connection in mind, we can probably file this one under ‘You could see it happening’.

With such a wealth of attacking midfield talent in the Blues’ squad, it’s hard to see Barkley featuring in the plans of Thomas Tuchel – who replaced Frank Lampard while the midfielder was with Villa – next season, so completing a deal may well be relatively straightforward, with Chelsea thought to be open to the possibility of a loan.

That said, West Ham are thought to be increasingly likely to re-sign Lingard – who banged in nine goals in 16 games in what was one of the great Premier League loan spells.

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