sport news Everton plot swoop for free agent Jesse Lingard after West Ham's offer falls ... trends now
However, West Ham's latest offer fell below Lingard's £150k-a-week wage demands and the midfielder is now said to open to alternative clubs, according to TalkSPORT.
Everton have entered the transfer race to sign former Man United midfielder Jesse Lingard
Everton have registered an interest in signing Lingard as they believe he could replace Richarlison - who left the club to join Tottenham on a £60million deal.
Initial talks between Lingard - who is said to be keen to stay in his native north west - and the Merseyside club have taken place.
The England star (left) struggled for game time at United last season and became a free agent at the end of June when his contract at the club expired
Lingard excelled in a previous loan spell at West Ham scoring nine goals in 16 matches and has been linked with a return to the London stadium ahead of next season
Toffees boss Frank Lampard is also eager to push a deal over the line as Lingard would be a significant signing in a time of financial uncertainty