Report: West Ham won't re-sign Glen Johnson, will target Carl Jenkinson instead

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West Ham have reportedly rejected the chance to re-sign Glen Johnson.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham have rejected the chance to re-sign Glen Johnson - and will look to renew Carl Jenkinson's loan deal.

The Hammers have had quite the week so far, firstly appointing Slaven Bilic as their new manager on Tuesday, with the Croatian taking over from Sam Allardyce having left Besiktas last month.

Now, the 46-year-old has made his first signing, luring Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang to East London on Wednesday as the Hammers land a replacement for Alex Song.

It promises to be an action-packed summer at Upton Park as West Ham prepare for the Europa League qualifiers this summer, and Bilic will be expected to make a number of new signings.

Yet, one player who won't be doing what Bilic did in returning to his former club this week is Glen Johnson, as the Daily Mail believe West Ham have rejected the chance to sign the Liverpool man on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old started his career at West Ham before moves to Chelsea, Portsmouth and then Liverpool, where his contract is set to expire this month - and whilst he can be signed for free, Johnson won't be heading back to Upton Park, according to the Daily Mail.

The report also states that the Hammers will instead pursue another loan deal for Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson, who has spent the last year on loan at West Ham.

The 23-year-old impressed throughout the campaign, and with Arsenal already having the likes of Mathieu Debuchy, Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers, the Gunners should be willing to let him return to West Ham for another season.

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