Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we often receive transfer gossip that we find hard to believe and today is one of those days.
John Percy from The Telegraph is the man with the surprise reports as he claims that Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool defender Glen Johnson ahead of a possible summer swoop.
The 29-year-old is understood to have emerged as a shock target for the La Liga leaders as coach Carlo Ancelotti seeks a new right back during the summer given his doubts about Alvaro Arbeloa.
Johnson will enter the final 12 months of his existing contract at Anfield next season and he is yet to sit down with the club about an extension after suspending talks last summer.
Like most Premier League clubs, Fenway Sports Group are worried about handing long-term contracts to play past the age of 30.
This uncertainty could see the England international looking at his options with the opportunity to play for the one of the world’s biggest teams likely to prove very attractive to the former Portsmouth man.
Madrid will offer around £5 million for Johnson with the Reds unable to match anything like the wages that the Bernabeu club can offer.
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