West Ham bringing back Jesse Lingard remains a strong possibility, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.

The former Manchester United midfielder, who spent a very successful loan spell in east London back in 2021, has been training with the club for a number of weeks.

Although initially the chances of a deal being offered were said to be small, his commitment has changed the situation whereby a short term deal is likely to be tabled.

Reporting on The West Ham Way Podcast, our club insider Ex has advised that Lingard is set to feature in a behind closed doors game this week.

“Lingard continues to impress and it’s understood he’ll be part of the team who’ll play a behind closed doors match this week,” stated Ex. “The match will be against Ipswich Town this Thursday at Rush Green.

“If he can prove his fitness then it’s expected that a short term deal will be offered, although it’s believed that other clubs are keen on the player too, including Saudi and others in Europe. It’s understood Wolves are also interested.

”As Lingard has been signed in time, the player has not been included in the clubs squad list for the Europa League group stage matches.”

Ex will keep fans up to date on the progress of the situation as it develops on Patreon.