The sale of 27-year-old Johnson would give Everton boss David Moyes the funds to try again for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho.
Moyes has failed with an initial £11.8million bid for the 21-year-old Portugal international, with Sporting seemingly insisting on a £20million deal.
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