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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is set to offer Liverpool £15 million for England defender Glen Johnson.

The Treble-winning manager at Inter Milan is hoping to add an elite right-back to his squad at Real and Johnson is among the candidates being considered, according to The Sun.

Mourinho’s top target is Brazil international Maicon, who was a critical contributor in the former Chelsea manager's historic season with Inter.

However, new Inter manager Rafael Benitez is keen to keep the star right-back and Mourinho could be forced to look at other options at right-back.

The 25-year-old England defender played for Mourinho at Chelsea but the Portuguese boss sold him to Portsmouth for £6 million about a month before he left the club in 2007.

Two years after leaving Chelsea, Johnson came to Liverpool in an £18 million deal with Pompey and since then the defender has cemented a place in England’s starting XI.

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