JESSE LINGARD has been given a transfer blow by West Ham manager David Moyes.
The former England international has been linked with a return to the club in recent days.
Lingard is training with the Hammers to keep his fitness levels up and the club had reportedly been weighing up offering him a contract.
However, Moyes has now insisted that a deal is not currently being considered.
Speaking to the media on Friday ahead of his side's match against Chelsea, the West Ham boss was asked about the prospect of re-signing Lingard.
"He's in training to see if we can get him back fit and get him in decent condition," explained Moyes.
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"He'll be back here next week as well. There's no news on that as far as short-term deals or anything else."
Moyes also added: "Jesse's a good player, probably needing to get himself in the correct condition.
"We're working on him, all players tend to need four or five weeks pre-season and Jesse's no different from anybody else."
Lingard has been a free agent since leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of June.
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The 30-year-old previously spent time on loan at the London Stadium in 2021.
He enjoyed an impressive stay in East London, scoring nine goals and adding five assists in 16 appearances.
West Ham later tried to bring him back to the club on a permanent basis but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
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