Liverpool closing in on Portsmouth fullback Johnson

Liverpool are expected to step up their interest in Portsmouth fullback Glen Johnson.

Liverpool are expected to step up their interest in Portsmouth fullback Glen Johnson.

The News of the World says Pompey have announced a record £70m turnover, thanks in part to last season's 1-0 FA Cup final triumph over Cardiff City. But the club's latest accounts show crippling debts of £49m.

They will now be forced to cash in on their best players, including Johnson, who is on Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez's wish-list.

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