Rafa leads race for England and Pompey defender Johnson

15 June 2009 02:19
Portsmouth expect Glen Johnson to finalise a £17million move this week, with Liverpool favourites for his signature. Sportsmail revealed that Chelsea had agreed a fee with Portsmouth and that Manchester City and Bayern Munich had also made moves to sign the England defender. But the player is keen on Anfield, and Pompey executive chairman Peter Storrie said: 'Providing the deal is right for Portsmouth and Glen then we will look to do something in the right way. 'It is very hard to hold people back when they have a chance to play in the Champions League.'Storrie conceded a deal could be struck imminently, adding: 'I wouldn't think it would be too long.'

Source: Daily_Mail