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West Ham have warning for Man Utd over Lingard swap plans

West Ham will not consider losing Declan Rice this summer.

The Sun says West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Rice.

The Hammers are desperate to tie Lingard down to a permanent deal at the London Stadium following the success of his loan spell at the club.

But United want Rice to help provide the base in their midfield to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

That has led to Old Trafford bosses wondering if they could broker a deal which would see Lingard play a makeweight in an £80million package to take Rice to the North-West.

Yet West Ham are in no mood to be bullied and want to seal a straight deal for Lingard this summer.

And they have no intention of their 22-year-old vice-captain being part of any conversations over a transfer.

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