Jesse Lingard is on the brink of sealing a loan move to West Ham from Manchester United after a day of strained negotiations.
The deal between the clubs was called to a halt earlier in the evening with United asking for a £1.5million loan fee plus Lingard’s £80,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season.
United even took the step of notifying other clubs that Lingard was still available as agreement with West Ham looked unlikely.
However, with Lingard’s preference to join West Ham, the clubs took steps to resolve the issues and finally reached a middle ground over the 28-year-old.
Lingard even posted on social media with a picture of his packed bags and the headline ‘Hammer Time’.
Newcastle and West Brom were both notified but have been making headway on other targets.
Lingard’s preference was the move to London Stadium as he pursues regular first-team football.
There is room on West Ham’s books for Lingard as their second domestic loan space is available again having agreed to sign Said Benrahma permanently for £25m. That deal is still to be confirmed.
Moyes, who knows the 24-cap England midfielder from his time at Old Trafford, believes he can rejuvenate the 28-year-old’s form.