Saints are looking to bring in defensive reinforcements in January as Russell Martin hopes to keep their promotion push going in the latter half of the season.


Mason Holgate could be recalled by Everton in January amid a lack of playing time on the south coast.




Southampton are pushing to bring in one more defender and they have rekindled their interest in a target from last summer.


Johnson was on Southampton’s radar in the last transfer window but he stayed put at West Ham.



Saints are again interested in the Hammer and are keen to take him to St. Mary’s in the winter transfer window.


Johnson has been on the fringes of David Moyes’ first-team squad this season and has rarely received an opportunity this season.



He Has made just two first-team appearances in the Europa League and the EFL Cup, respectively, and is yet to get a look in by the West Ham manager in the Premier League.


The Hammers are likely to listen to offers to move the defender on in the winter transfer window.