Johnson choosing Reds ahead of Chelsea

Portsmouth right-back Glen Johnson has received offers from two clubs, it was confirmed today.

It is understood that the race to sign the 24-year-old England international is between Liverpool and his former club Chelsea, with transfer fees of around £17million being reported.

Porstmouth chief-executive, Peter Storrie, confirmed that the club have given Johnson permission to speak to two clubs.

‘œGlen has got permission to speak to two clubs and I think that is what he is going to do,’ he said.

‘œThe matter will come to a conclusion next week. I do not have a preference over the move, it is up to Glen and his agent. The deals are almost identical so it is really down to him and what club he prefers.’

But Johnson is expected to snub a return to Stamford Bridge in favour of Anfield.

It is understood that he will return early from holiday this weekend to have a medical on Merseyside and put pen to paper on a four year deal.