The Express and Star have claimed that West Bromwich Albion have set the asking price of rumoured Tottenham target Sam Johnstone at £20m.
It was reported back in March that the West Brom star could be available for a fee of around £7.5m to £10m this summer.
However, it was revealed a few days ago that West Ham’s opening offer of £6m for the 28-year-old was turned down by the Baggies.
Express and Star have also now confirmed West Ham’s failed bid and they suggest that the Hammers are not expected to return with a second offer.
The report explains that while Tottenham and Arsenal have both expressed an interest in Johnstone, neither have made a formal offer for the goalkeeper yet.
The West Midlands club are said to be under no pressure to sell the player and it is asserted that they are demanding £20m to let their number one leave the Hawthorns.
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Given that Johnstone is now into the final 12 months of his contract with West Brom, the Baggies will likely have to reduce their asking price in the coming weeks and months or risk losing him for nothing next summer.
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