Glen Johnson has been told be Liverpool that he is free to find a new club for next season, and with the England international’s contract expiring at the end of the season, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is yet to sanction talks over an extension, prompting the player’s representatives to sound out potential interested parties.
Galatasaray are currently monitoring Johnson’s ongoing situationand the player is known to be open to a move abroad, but his £120,000-a-week wages have the potential to cause a stumbling block for any exit.
“I’m very relaxed about my contract,” Johnson said in August.
“There are no talks going on with the club at the moment. There were minor talks towards the end of last season but nothing else.”
“In January I could [talk to other clubs], but I’ll worry about that when January comes,” the former Chelsea full-back added.
“At the minute I’m playing for Liverpool and I’m happy here. I’m more than willing to stay.”
Having recently returned from injury, Johnson played the full 90 minutes in the Merseysiders’ 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend in the English Premier League and the 3-0 UEFA Champions’ League Group Stage loss to Real Madrid in midweek before being dropped for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Hull City in the Premier League.
Johnson has been fighting for a regular right-back spot with impressive Atletico Madrid loanee Javier Manquillo, with the 20-year-old joining on a two-year spell during the summer.