Former Liverpool FC fullback Glen Johnson became Stoke City manager Mark Hughes’s sixth signing of the close season on Sunday joining on a free transfer. The 30-year-old — capped 54 times and who played in both Euro 2012 and last year’s World Cup finals — was a free agent after being released by Liverpool at the end of last season ending a six year spell there. Johnson has signed a two-year deal with the option for a third year, and despite certain formalities surrounding the deal yet to be cleared up he has flown out to join Stoke in Singapore where they are taking part in a tournament. “He (Johnson) will be a fantastic addition. He’s a talented defender who also chips in with goals,” said Hughes. Johnson, who cost Liverpool A?17.5 million ($19.5m) from Portsmouth in 2009, joins Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, veteran Irish goalkeeper Shay Given, Spanish striker Joselu, German centreback Philipp Wollscheid and Danish goalkeeper Jakob […]

Roberto Mancini is looking to add reinforcements and has reportedly targeted the Liverpool trio. Media outlets in Italy believe Inter Milan are planning a transfer raid on Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window. Newly appointed manager Roberto Mancini is reportedly eyeing the services of three players who are facing uncertain futures at Anfield. Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio was in attendance to see Liverpool beat Leicester City on Tuesday night and it is believed they are interested in securing the services of Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini. At this moment the Nerazzurri do not have enough transfer budget to invest heavily in winter as they recently had to terminate the contract of previous manager Walter Mazzarri. It will be difficult for them to sign top players but still they are looking to strengthen the squad with loan deals. Fabio Borini who has struggled to cement his place in the starting lineup at Anfield is a genuine target for […]

The Liverpool skipper is likely to extend his stay at Anfield but Glen Johnson looks destined to leave the club after six years. Steven Gerrard has played down reports of a rift between him and Brendan Rodgers as a spokesman for the Anfield giants confirmed that a formal contract offer has been made to the player, with his agent closely monitoring the terms. Gerrard has always said he will wait and see how the season progresses before committing himself to a new deal. The Liverpool manager has promised to balance Gerrardai??i??s game time to ensure his prolonged stay at the top level. The former England skipper was rested for most of the weekend win over Stoke while he was also on the bench for 70 minutes of the Champions League group game. This seemed to prompt speculations of his departure but Rodgers said contract talks are ongoing and insisted there would be no problems in agreeing a new deal to […]