Manchester City are prepared to sell winger Adam Johnson if they can conclude a deal for Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria.
Johnson has been a frustrated figure over the last twelve months despite his obvious ability and Liverpool are already known to be waiting in the wings for the 24 year old. A bid was rumoured to having been prepared last summer however Manchester City’s reluctance to sell the player meant Liverpool would have to wait.
The chances of City landing Real Madrid’s Di Maria are not good, particularly with Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho rating him so highly although it is believed that City could be prepared to offer Carlos Tevez as a straight swap, even if it means having to wait until next summer instead of January where the Eastlands side would prefer to allow Tevez’s departure.
Chelsea are also keen on Di Maria but were told last summer that the attacker is not for sale after the West London club made initial enquiries.
How unhappy Johnson is at the moment is difficult to pinpoint and he may decide enough is enough whether Manchester City get Di Maria or not. This would not only force City into looking for an alternative but more worryingly, they could be prepared to offer Johnson out on loan, something the club have been doing recently and something that has worked in their favour with other teams unable to field their “loanees” against City as they battle for a position in the top four.
Liverpool remain the one side who appear the most likely to gain his signature with no real interest from elsewhere despite Tottenham Hotspur keeping tabs on the player.
Courtesy of Footybunker.com