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Glen Johnson looks set to join Liverpool for £18.5m

Liverpool are reported to have agreed a fee of £18.5m with Portsmouth for England defender Glen Johnson. The Liverpool Echo claims that Johnson wants to move to Anfield and has chosen the Reds over Manchester City and Chelsea who also tried to sign the 24-year-old.

Portsmouth still owe Liverpool over £7m for Peter Crouch and Johnson's transfer fee could be reduced as a result. The England right back's arrival could spell the end of both Alvaro Arbeloa and Andrea Dossena's time at Anfield.

Dossena is currently on international duty with Italy at the Confederations Cup and has been linked with a move back to Serie A while Real Madrid are reported to be interested in signing Arbeloa and if Rafa Benitez has any sense he'll bite their hand off and offload one of his worst signings to date.

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