Arsenal are planning a shock summer swoop for Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, according to the Daily Mail.
The paper say sources close to Sturridge claim he is unhappy playing on the wing rather than through the middle and that he wants an improved contract, which Chelsea are reluctant to give him.
The Mail also say under-pressure Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been ordered to improve results after holding talks with club owner Roman Abramovich for the second time in four days.
And Abramovich is said to have also called in director of football Michael Emenalo to explain the Blues’ poor results.
Johnson, 30, will be a free agent in the summer but has only been offered a two-year contract, said to be worth less than his current £33,000-a-week deal.
The Sun report that would involve a £5,000-a-week pay cut for the player.