Date: 2nd December 2021 at 6:09pm
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As with any new managerial appointment, the confirmation that Ralf Rangnick will take over as interim Manchester United boss has been greeted with mass speculation around which players the German will chase in the January transfer window. 

The 63-year-old, who left a director role at Lokomotiv Moscow to the up the post in Manchester, has been linked with moves for several of his former RB Leipzig players, including Amadou Haidara and Christopher Nkunku.

However, it also appears that there may be outgoings during Rangnick’s first transfer window in English football.

According to the Mirror, the German will have to make a decision on the future of Jesse Lingard, with West Ham poised to make an offer to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis after an extremely successful loan spell last season.

The Englishman joined the Hammers in January and had an instant impact, scoring nine goals and registering five assists in 16 games for the club, including nine goals and four assists in his first ten matches.

Now, West Ham boss David Moyes is eyeing a move to bring Lingard back to the London Stadium.

Lingard shone under Moyes on loan last season.

The 28-year-old has only started one game so far this term, a League Cup defeat to West Ham, but has still managed to score twice during his seven substitute appearances in the league.

The report states that Moyes, who will mark the two-year anniversary of his second spell in charge of the club next month, will target both Lingard and Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

The Clarets’ centre-back has emerged as a target after news of an injury to Angelo Ogbonna, that is set to keep the Italian out of action until next season.

West Ham are in a very promising position at this stage of the season as they sit fourth in the Premier League table, have already progressed from their Europa League group and are in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Lingard, whose scintillating form during the second half of last season earned him a recall to the England squad, snubbed the chance to make his move permanent over the simmer, but is now believed to be keen on the prospect and could look to push for a deal to be done.

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