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Report: Johnson’s demands to Roma

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Roma are keen to sign Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson and there are reports in Italy of the wages the 30-year-old would expect.

Former Chelsea man Ashley Cole is settling in at left-back for Roma and it seems the Eternal City side may try and add Glen Johnson to their ranks.

Johnson has been sidelined with a thigh injury at Liverpool, but he may be handed a chance to impress against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, which would be his first start since August.

Javier Manquillo has been impressive and Jon Flanagan's return is getting closer, so Johnson's days at Anfield may be numbered.

Struggling with fitness problems and poor form, Johnson hasn't done much to persuade Liverpool he deserves a new deal when his current contract expires next summer and he has reportedly rejected talks on an extension.

According to Italian sources, Serie A side Roma are already making their provisional approach and trying to sound out what terms Johnson would want.

It's possible that Roma would table an offer in January to make sure they don't have to fight off other clubs should Johnson become a free agent.

It is suggested that Johnson would want £3.6 million including bonuses per year and Roma are said to be not far short of agreeing that sum.

Roma chief James Pallotta is said to be willing to go as high as £2.8 million, so the beginnings of an agreement may already be taking shape.

The arrival of another Englishman would surely help Ashley Cole settle with reports suggesting it has taken him some time to become comfortable in the dressing room.

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