Leeds rival Wolves and City for Premier League midfielder - reports

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Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has emerged as a summer transfer target for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United and Leicester City according to

The promising 23-year-old has fought his way back to fitness following a severe knee injury that effectively ruled him out for two whole seasons, and is looking to get his career back on track with a loan move away from the Etihad Stadium.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson is keen to bring Johnson to Elland Road on a season-long loan deal, to help the Lilywhites in their attempts to get out of the Npower Championship this campaign.

The Yorkshire club now face competition from big-spending promotion rivals Leicester after Sven Goran Eriksson declared an interest in being reunited with a player he formerly coached during his time at Manchester City.


Johnson made his breakthrough with the Citizens under the stewardship of Eriksson, but has since fallen way down the Blues' pecking order following the arrival of a number of big-name players.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is also reportedly considering an offer for Johnson, and is hopeful the offer of Barclays Premier League football will be enough to see off interest in the Manchester City youngster from both Leeds and Leicester.

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