• Manchester United is hoping to get more from the financial end on loanee Jesse Lingard
  • The Red Devils could demand a bigger transfer fee if Lingard will continue his stint with West Ham
  • The English midfielder has pointed out that he wants to play more minutes

Manchester United isn’t willing to let one of its stars go for a bargain price.

After falling out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order, Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has managed to redeem his career on loan at West Ham United.

The Englishman has taken West Ham by storm, and it is becoming more and more apparent that the Hammers are considering a permanent transfer.

To move forward with the deal, West Ham has been trying to negotiate a full-time move for Lingard, but Manchester United has refused to make a decision until the end of the season.

The Red Devils have already rejected a £15 million bid from West Ham in January as the club is eyeing to demand a “bigger fee” for Lingard, discovery-owned outlet Eurosport reported.

The report added that “officials from West Ham” are now waiting for Manchester United to provide further details and updates regarding its demands for Lingard’s permanent transfer.

It was also noted that Lingard is “almost certain” to succumb to a permanent move away from Manchester United this summer.

His loan agreement with West Ham United ends after the current season, but it has become evident that his resurge with the Hammers have convinced him to prolong his stay as part of David Moyes’ squad.

Lingard has grown frustrated over lack of playing time under Solskjaer, and it has hit a fever pitch in January, resulting in the player being sent out on loan.

It didn’t take long for Lingard to make his mark at West Ham, having bagged a staggering nine goals in his 11 English Premier League matches for the team.

Amid all the talks about his future, Lingard is certain about one thing–he wants more pitch action.

"Like I say, I just really wanted regular football and, you know, when I play week in, week out it builds confidence,” Lingard said last month. "I've been scoring goals and assisting to help my team - it's been amazing. Like I say, I just want to carry on that run of form now."

West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring against Leicester
West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring against Leicester POOL / John Walton

Weighing in on the subject, loan expert Danny Mills has shared an interesting insight about Lingard’s situation.

According to Mills, based on the trajectory of things happening at this point, it appears that Manchester United boss Solskjaer “didn’t want” Lingard enough to keep him on his squad.

“You know full well the club that you’re leaving, your parent club, doesn’t want you, and the club that is loaning you, they want you – that’s the simple fact,” Mills told Talksport. “And that’s the case with Jesse Lingard.”

“Whatever Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says, how great he was in training and how fantastic his attitude was, he didn’t want him enough to keep him and he was happy to let him come out on loan,” he added.