Johnson’s contract is set to expire in the summer and the former Hammers academy graduate has expressed his dismay at having to leave West Ham back in 2003 in the past.
The right back made just 15 league appearances for West Ham between 2002 and 2003 before moving to Chelsea for a fee of £6 million after the Hammers’ untimely relegation.
Unusually, he was loaned out to bitter rivals Millwall while still on West Ham’s books, making 8 appearances for the south London club.
Johnson went on to gain 51 England caps and remains one of the club’s greatest academy graduates in the last two decades.
Still just 32, the Greenwich native would be a great signing at right back for West Ham if he could be convinced not to put pen to paper at the Britannia.