West Ham have reportedly turned down bids from Premier League rivals for one of their star players.

Heading into the transfer window West Ham had a goal of selling fringe players in order to bring in some fresh faces. Ultimately, this has not really happened so far and with the window just a matter of days away from closing, it does not leave much time for West Ham to do business.

One player that was heavily linked with a move away from East London this month was Ben Johnson. The right back has fallen down the pecking order over the last couple of seasons and considering that he has just 6 months left on his contract, it is no wonder that the Hammers were considering cashing in on their academy graduate.

Fortunately though, this seems to have changed drastically thanks to his recent revival in form. Our own ExWHUEmployee revealed that the club were keen to keep hold of him and are hopeful of reaching an agreement to extend his contract before the Summer.

Both Leeds and Millwall were said to be interested in acquiring his services on loan but West Ham have turned these down and have now rejected a bid from Crystal Palace for a permanent move, that is according to The Athletic.

Palace have been needing a right-back for some time now and, therefore, you would assume Johnson could quite easily get playing time there. The fact that he has not pushed for West Ham to accept an offer clearly shows he would be happy to stay at the London Stadium until the end of the season at the very least.

Hopefully this is just the start for the young man, he still has so much potential to become a top player and could be a key member of the squad for the club he grew up supporting. His recent performances certainly warrant a chance to further prove himself at the very least, and given that Coufal is suspended for tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth you can only assume he will have that opportunity. 

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