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Johnson set to join Liverpool

Liverpool are set to sign Portsmouth right-back Glen Johnson for an undisclosed fee after the two clubs agreed a deal.

The England defender has been linked with a move to the Reds since the end of last season but Chelsea were also reported to have offered Pompey £18m to buy back their former player.

The Premier League runners up released a statement regarding the deal on their website: "Liverpool FC confirmed this evening that they had reached an agreement with Portsmouth Football Club and with Glen Johnson for the transfer of the player to Anfield."

Johnson's arrival could sound the death knell on Alvaro Arbeloa's time at Anfield with Real Madrid rumoured to be interested in signing the Spanish full-back.

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