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West Ham have had a £10m bid for England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone turned down by West Brom.
The 28-year-old has one yr left on his contract and new Baggies supervisor Valerien Ismael has mentioned Johnstone is more likely to depart this summer season.
Nevertheless, West Brom sources are adamant they don’t have any must promote gamers cheaply regardless of their relegation from the Premier League.
The membership need round £20m for Johnstone, who has one England cap.
Brazilian playmaker Matheus Pereira, 25, can be more likely to depart The Hawthorns.
After making his England debut within the Euro 2020 warm-up win over Romania in June, Johnstone is eager to maintain his place and believes one of the best ways of remaining within the body below Gareth Southgate is by staying within the Premier League.
Nevertheless, he has little interest in turning into a second-choice goalkeeper.
West Ham are in search of a goalkeeping reinforcement given present first-choice Lukasz Fabianski is now 36.
Fabianksi did signal a one-year extension in March, however Hammers boss David Moyes is seeking to the longer term.
Given the huge hole in valuation on Johnstone, West Ham are more likely to deal with their different prime goal, Alphonse Areola, who was a part of France’s World Cup squad in 2018 and spent final season on mortgage at Fulham.
The 28-year-old is once more accessible on mortgage after Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma completed his move from AC Milan to Paris St-Germain