Liverpool Ready to Offload £18m Star to Real Madrid

Anfield star hopes to seal Bernabeu move.

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Liverpool full back Glen Johnson is reportedly set to leave Anfield and Spanish sources believe the England international may be on his way to Real Madrid. The former Chelsea right back has not had the best of seasons and has apparently fallen out with boss Roy Hodgson and will be sold this month.

There are some reports that have suggested that Liverpool had agreed a fee to sell the 26 year old Londoner to Tottenham but that the player himself had turned down such a move as he has his heart set on a move abroad where it is thought that both Real Madrid and Juventus are preparing bids for his services.

Johnson is known to be taking Spanish lessons that appears to add further weight to the rumours of a move to La Liga and Jose Mourinho is known to be an admirer and that a bid will be tabled soon. Liverpool will want to recoup most, if not all, the massive £18m fee paid to Portsmouth in July 2009 and Real Madrid appears the most likely to make such an offer.

Jose Mourinho was of course in charge of Chelsea when Johnson was offloaded to Pompey but that decision was mainly taken because the player himself wanted to move to secure regular first team football and not because the Portuguese manager did not rate him as a player.

Sky Sports Italia say that the England international is being eyed by Juventus and Real Madrid so a move to either club, in Italy or Spain, would fit his preference however Real would seem the more likely destination as the defender has recently confessed to taking Spanish lessons for “future use”. (Sky Sports Italia)

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