West Brom’s hopes of signing Stefan Johansen permanently have been dashed as he signs a new contract with Fulham.

Johansen joined West Brom on loan in January and has been a key player for them since.

The Baggies would have liked to make the deal permanent this summer, but these hopes have been quashed as he has signed a contract extension with relegated Fulham.

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Along with Johansen, Tom Cairney,  Denis Odoi, Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano have also signed contract extensions. As reported by the Express and Star, Fulham owner Shahid Khan said:

They have been faithful to Fulham and were instrumental in our promotion, giving us great confidence, ability and continuity as we prepare for the intensity of a 46-match season in the Championship.

Johansen was a key player in Fulham’s promotion-winning season, grabbing eight goals and the same number of assists.

With Fulham spending big this past summer, opportunities in the first-team in the Premier League were limited.

This lead to him joining West Brom in January and he has impressed during the run-in.

This news will come as a blow to those associated with West Brom as they prepare for next season.

The Baggies have the second-leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals against Aston Villa on Tuesday, as they trail their rivals 2-1 after the first game.

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