Paper round-up: West Ham tell United to forget Rice swap deal

West Ham would not be interested in any deal for Jesse Lingard that involved Declan Rice joining Manchester United, according to The Sun on Sunday.

It comes amid speculation over the futures of both players ahead of the summer transfer window.


Hammers star Rice continues to be linked with a potential big-money move away from the east London club, where Lingard has been a revelation since being signed from Manchester United on loan.

That loan deal does not include an option for West Ham to buy Lingard at the end of the season and there are therefore question marks over his future – and how much he might cost.

And with United having been linked with Rice, reports recently suggested that a swap deal could be proposed that would see the England midfielder move to Old Trafford and Lingard move to the capital on a permanent deal.

But The Sun on Sunday say West Ham have no intention of allowing that to happen and will make it clear to United that they will not be pressured into parting with Rice.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star Sunday declare that Arsenal want Lingard and will compete with West Ham to sign him this summer.

And The Sun on Sunday say West Ham are interested in QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng.




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