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West Ham and C/Palace battle for Dwight McNeil – Sporting Life

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West Ham and Crystal Palace have locked horns in approach of Burnley over a deal for midfielder Dwight McNeil.

The 22-year-old has made 134 Premier League appearances for Burnley and is seen as a prime target because of his experience of top-level football, while still being so young.

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McNeil himself is keen to return to the Premier League and is currently considering a number of options.

However, Burnley are in a strong bargaining position despite their relegation from the Premier League last season.

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McNeil has two years remaining on his current deal and the club have the option to extend that contract by a further year.

The Clarets are likely to demand a fee in excess of £15m for McNeil if they are to sanction his departure.

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meanwhile West Ham have already made a proposal to sign Lingard and are satisfied with the offer they have on the table. The Hammers are now awaiting his decision.

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The former Manchester United midfielder’s representatives have been in talks with at least four different clubs in recent days and he is expected to decide his next club soon.

It is thought the two other offers are from leagues outside England.

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The 29-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Old Trafford expired on June 30.

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