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West Ham United are set to make a January attempt to re-sign former defender Glen Johnson from Stoke City in this month’s transfer window, according to The Sun.

The Hammers have had issues at right-back, with a number of different players operating in the role but failing to convince Slaven Bilic that they can make the position their own.

Johnson is currently in the last six months of his current deal at Stoke and the report suggests that West Ham are confident of a cut-price deal for the Potters veteran over the next month.

Bilic has rotated between a back four and a three-man defence, with the former England international having the versatility to play as either a right-back or a wing-back.

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Stoke may be tempted to let Johnson leave in January as they will receive a transfer fee for him now but could lose him for free in the summer.

West Ham are expected to be one of the Premier League’s more busy teams in the mid-season window as the London side look to get back to their best.