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West Brom 'reject £6m bid from West Ham for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone... with loan move for Paris Saint-Germain stopper Alphonse Areola still the Hammers' top priority'

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2021-07-15

West Ham have reportedly seen a £6m bid for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone rejected by the Championship club, with PSG's Alphonse Areola remaining the Hammers' top target.

England goalkeeper Johnstone has emerged as a target for a handful of top flight clubs having starred for the Baggies despite their relegation from the Premier League in 2020-21.

Spurs have also been linked with the 28-year-old, who has one year remaining on his deal at the Hawthorns, with the club valuing their keeper at £10m.

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West Ham have seen a £6million bid for West Bromwich Albion's Sam Johnstone rejected
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The Baggies goalkeeper, 28, has one year remaining on his current deal and is valued at £10m

And according to Sky Sports, David Moyes' Hammers have seen a bid worth £6m for the stopper rejected.

The East London club are in the market for a goalkeeper this summer, and the same outlet reports that PSG's Areola remains the club's top target despite their rejected bid from West Brom.

The French goalkeeper spent the last season on loan with Fulham, who also suffered relegation to the second tier, and the club are understood to be looking at a loan deal for the three-time Ligue 1 winner.

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Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola reportedly remains the club's No 1 target
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David Moyes is looking to strengthen his squad following their exceptional 2020-21 campaign

Areola's future with the French giants looks bleak after the Parisians announced the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan.

The 22-year-old keeper joins on a free transfer in a huge coup for Mauricio Pochettino following his heroics at the Euros with Italy, who won the championship after a penalty shootout victory over England.

Former Man United academy product Johnstone has made 131 appearances for the Baggies, keeping 30 clean sheets during his three-year stay in the West Midlands.

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