Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is attracting interest from La Liga duo Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Spanish giants will go head-to-head in the summer to sign the England international on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.

Johnson is expected to be allowed to leave Anfield at the end of the summer as Brendan Rodgers is keen on playing Jon Flanagan in his natural position next season.

The 29-year-old defender, who moved to the Reds for £18million in 2009, may be willing to move abroad if he is shown the door by Rodgers.

And a move to either Madrid or Barcelona could tempt Johnson into leaving the Premier League, as both sides are said to be extremely interested in signing the former Chelsea and Portsmouth man.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to buy an experienced right-back to compete with Daniel Carvajal for a first-team spot, while Barcelona - on the other hand - could be in the market for Johnson if Dani Alves departs the club as they are only able to sign free agents during the next two transfer windows. 

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