Date: 12th April 2009 at 11:32pm
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The ‘Sunday Express Sport can reveal that Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready to pay up to £20million for England right-back Johnson’ were some of the words that greeted us today with the Sunday Express ‘claiming’ Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch will both be leaving Pompey this summer…

I think that most of us have accepted that Johnson will leave in the summer, we do not want this but the more he continues to impress the more likely it is he will go and £20m certainly would not be refused would it, anything above £10m would probably be accepted I reckon.

His going rate would surely be £10-£15m wouldn’t it? In an ideal world he will stay, but it just does not look good that he will…

As for Crouch, despite other ‘reports’ that he was off to Blackburn, he will be off to Citeh!

I honestly do not think that the big man has any intention of leaving the club and will not go unless we look to cash in on him – and that for me is the worrying thing, cashing in on players is something I fear we will look to do. Is this worry due to what the media tell us, or is it down to what the club itself actually tells us, or not as the case may be sometimes?

Oh, Citeh will ‘reportedly’ pay up to £20m for him too, again though anything above £10m would be accepted for him I suspect…

Well, the ‘big money’ departure stories have started early, only time will tell how true the Sunday Express’ revelations will prove to be.

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