West Ham are “favourites” to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer, according to ESPN reporter Mark Ogden.
The journalist claims that the Hammers’ offer of first-team football, in addition to the fact that he has worked with David Moyes before, means they are ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham in the race for the 28-year-old’s signature.
Johnstone is not expected to be sold on the cheap, though, despite West Brom being almost certain to go down, with the Baggies slapping an £18m price tag on the shot-stopper.
While the Irons are keen on finding a long-term replacement for Lukasz Fabianski, Manchester United are looking to re-sign their former player in order to provide Dean Henderson with more competition.
There is a concern that the Red Devils could waive a sell-on clause that that would make West Brom more attracted to their offer, but the prospect of having to compete for a first-team place at Old Trafford means Johnstone is likely to favour West Ham instead.