Chelsea boss Villas-Boas eyeing surprise Man City raid for Johnson
Villas-Boas is an admirer of the 24-year-old wide man and has been keeping tabs on him during pre-season.
talkSPORT says with UEFA's financial fair play regulations set to come into place by the end of next year, City may need to trim their squad as they look to complete a mulit-million pound deal for Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are still seeking a way to get the best out of a strike partnership of Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres and the addition of Johnson's natural width and pace would improve the Blues' supply line in the coming season.
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