According to a claim in the Turkish media, Galatasaray have joined the race to sign West Ham United defender Ben Johnson after he was recently linked with Rangers and Leeds United.

The player’s contract will expire at the end of the month and there have been reports Philippe Clement would like to bring him to Ibrox.

Fotomac today report Galatasaray are looking to offer the 24-year-old a salary of €2m a season, plus a signing on fee, to get ahead of Rangers. It’s also reported Gala’s manager Okan Buruk is keen to bring in a promising young full back and Johnson is an option.

It’s suggested the stumbling block for Rangers would be the fullback’s wages and subsequently the Super Lig side will look to take advantage of this.

Along with Rangers and Galatasaray, Leeds United are said to be interested in Johnson. However, after failing to get into the Premier League that move now seems unlikely.

West Ham are still expected to make an effort to keep Johnson at the club with a new offer. Last season he made 25 appearances for the Hammers.