Report suggests West Ham have enquired about bringing former star back to club; not Defoe

Stoke City's Glen Johnson in action with Leicester City's Marc Albrighton

West Ham United have reportedly made an enquiry for one of their former stars.

The Hammers have made enquiries over the possibility of signing Stoke full-back Glen Johnson in January, according to the Daily Mail.

Slaven Bilic is reportedly keen on strengthening his defensive options, with the likes of Alvaro Arbeloa and Sam Byram failing to impress at the Olympic Stadium.

Southampton's Shane Long in action with Stoke City's Glen JohnsonStoke City's Glen Johnson in action

Johnson, 32, spent two years with West Ham, before moving to Chelsea in 2003, and is out of contract with the Potters in the summer.

And the Daily Mail are claiming that Stoke are fielding offers for the 54-capped England international, with a whole host of clubs interested in securing his services.

Johnson's versatility will surely appeal to Bilic, with his ability to play at both left-back and right-back being one of his key attributes.

Stoke City's Glen Johnson in action with Burnley's Scott ArfieldStoke City's Glen Johnson in action 

He has played 10 Premier League games for the Potters this term, but with his contract due to expire in the summer, there would be little resistance from Mark Hughes, should the Hammers make a concrete offer for him.

And with the January transfer window just two days away from opening, this will certainly be one to keep an eye on.

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