Stoke City have secured a new contract with Glen Johnson, who was reportedly a target of West Ham.
The 33-year-old last renewed his ties with the club in 2015 but has failed to meet the requirements of an appearance related clause that would see his deal automatically renewed.
Potters’ manager Mark Hughes however is said to happy with the performances of Johnson when required and wants to renew his contract by a further year.
The veteran has made 21 first team appearances in all competitions this season and is perhaps still capable of being an adept option for at least another year.
With West Ham struggling defensively, a move for the experienced defender to the East London club could have been a reality; however it now seems that he will remain with Hughes’s side for another season. For West Ham, they will now need to look at other options.