SAM JOHNSTONE is reportedly heading for the exit at West Brom in the summer.
The England international is understood to be winding down his contract with the Championship outfit.
That has set alarm bells ringing at West Ham, who are thought to be tracking the 28-year-old’s progress.
The Telegraph reports the Hammers are front of the queue to sign the keeper on a free transfer next year.
Current Irons stopper Lukasz Fabianski turns 37 this season and has already retired from international football.
Three Lions man Johnstone is being seen as an ideal replacement after keeping his spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad despite West Brom’s relegation.
But West Ham will have to battle it out with a host of top clubs to land their man.
Mega-rich Newcastle are reportedly interested as new boss Eddie Howe battles to avoid the drop.
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Johnstone would be unlikely to swap one Championship side for another if the Toon are relegated this season.
Tottenham are also said to be in the market for a replacement for Hugo Lloris, who turns 35 on Boxing Day.
And a move north of the border could also be on the cards, with Rangers monitoring the situation.
Johnstone moved to West Brom from Manchester United in 2018 having spent most of his senior career out on loan at various clubs.
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