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Fabrizio Romano offers telling update on Tottenham chase for West Ham, Everton target Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard preparing for Manchester United

Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Tottenham have not made an offer for Jesse Lingard, despite reports to the contrary.

The Daily Telegraph claimed on Friday that the north London side were considering making the Manchester United attacker their latest signing of an incredibly busy summer so far.

Spurs have so far landed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison, with moves for Djed Spence and Clement Lenglet to follow.

However, it appears that swooping for West Ham and Everton target Lingard is not on their radar, for now.

The England man is currently a free agent after being released by United this summer.

There is expected to be a scramble for his signature, with the Hammers keen to bring him back.

The 29-year-old was outstanding during a loan spell in the second half of the 2020-21 campaign for David Moyes’ men.

The West Ham chief is keen on bringing Lingard back, but Everton are also looking to strike a deal.

Lingard would get games at West Ham, Everton

The attacking midfielder also appears to have a better chance of playing regularly at West Ham or Everton.

Tottenham already have a packed midfield and forwards aplenty after the arrivals of Bissouma and Richarlison.

From Lingard’s point of view, he is likely to sit and weigh up all offers before making a final decision.

They could effectively come down to whether he wants to remain in the north west or head to London again.

Lingard is also hoping to force his way back into the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar later in the year.

He won the last of his 32 caps in October 2021 when the Three Lions thrashed Andorra 5-0. His last England goals came in the form of a brace against the same opposition a month earlier.

Lingard an unlikely Tottenham option

The likelihood of Jesse Lingard moving to north London was always slim, but Romano appears to cleared up the situation.

The talented former United man does not really fit into Conte’s system of play.

He is at his best in a No.10 role. But with Harry Kane often dropping into that space it makes no sense for Spurs to try and do a deal.

Conte also likes his two holding midfielders, with Yves Bissouma now joining Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp in that mix.

To that end, Lingard would even struggle to fit into a deeper role and it would be a big surprise if he does sign.

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