Juventus preparing SHOCK swoop for Liverpool ace in January

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has emerged as a shock target for Juventus when the transfer window reopens in January, Mirror reports.

The England international will become a free agent with his contract ending next summer, and the Serie A champions believe they can sign Johnson for a cut-price fee.

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The Reds will lose the former Chelsea ace for nothing in a year’s time, and will be looking to make some money by selling him in January after the club and the player couldn’t come to an agreement over a new contract.

However even if Juve and Liverpool agree on a deal, the 30-year-old’s high wage demands could prove a big obstacle for the Italian giants in bringing another Premier League full-back to the peninsula.

Ashley Cole and Micah Richards have already left the Chelsea and Manchester City to join AS Roma and Fiorentina respectively, with former Manchester United star Patrice Evra also making the jump to Juventus.

Johnson has come under much scrutiny from Liverpool supporters after a series of poor performances,, with fans calling for the right-back to be dropped from the squad.