CM: Milan and Inter rejected Man Utd playmaker in red hot form as West Ham work on signing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter both had the chance to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United but refused the playmaker, a report claims.

Since joining West Ham in January, Lingard has seven league goals for the Hammers – nobody has scored more in that period – and has also contributed four assists, meaning he’s been involved in 12 goals in nine appearances.

According to Calciomercato.com, West Ham are working to keep him on a permanent basis while Inter and Milan look on, perhaps feeling a bit of regret given they passed on the chance to sign him.

The first club who were offered him was the Rossoneri, as Mino Raiola (from whom he separated last November) gave the management the chance to sign the 28-year-old, but he didn’t fit with the club’s project and they decided to go for Brahim Diaz.

Lingard was then offered to Inter only a few months ago given the excellent relations between the two clubs as seen with the Lukaku, Sanchez and Young deals. However, the Nerazzurri also declined the chance to sign him.

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