Liverpool, Everton and Villa battle for £10 million City star !

Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa look set to battle it out for the signature of Man City midfielder Michael Johnson according to reports in The Express today.

The England U 21 international has impressed immensely over the past few seasons for City and there's no doubt Mark Hughes will want to hang onto the 20 year old. However the Eastlands club may just have to let a few big names go to make way for Summer signings like Jo.

Liverpool were heavily linked with the player last summer but no move ever materialised. The £10 million rated star is now also being linked with Villa and his former youth club Everton. Michael Johnson is certainly a name you will be seeing in the full England set up in a few years and it's no surprise that he has a host of clubs looking to snatch him up.