Sam Johnstone: West Ham have £6m bid for goalkeeper rejected by West Brom as PSG’s Alphonse Areola remains top target


West Ham have had a £6m bid for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone rejected by West Brom.

Johnstone, who was a part of England’s Euro 2020 squad, has one 12 months left on his West Brom contract following the Baggies’ relegation from the Premier League.

However the 28-year-old is just not the one goalkeeper West Ham are excited about with Paris Saint-Germain shot-stopper Alphonse Areola the membership’s main goal.

Alphonse Areola made 37 appearances for Fulham in all competitions final season

The membership are persevering with talks with PSG over a season-long mortgage with an choice to purchase for the Frenchman, who spent final season on mortgage at Fulham.

Areola made 37 appearances for Fulham in all competitions, however was unable to assist save them from relegation to the Championship.

The 28-year-old, who has three Ligue 1 and two French Cup winners’ medals, has two years remaining on his PSG contract.

However after PSG accomplished the signing of Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free switch from AC Milan, Areola has fallen even additional down the pecking order on the French membership with Keylor Navas and Sergio Rico additionally in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Lukasz Fabianski is West Ham’s present No 1, with the 36-year-old enjoying 37 occasions in all competitions final season.

He helped West Ham to a sixth-place end within the Premier League final season, which is able to see them enter the Europa League within the upcoming marketing campaign.


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