Owls in talks with Johnson

Johnson: Leaving Argyle

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The Pilgrims have allowed the 22-year-old Benin international defender to travel north for talks with the Hillsborough outfit.

Argyle, who are desperately looking to raise funds in order to pay a tax bill to HM Revenue and Customs, have already sold Craig Noone to league leaders Brighton for £300,000 in the January transfer window.

Now Marseille-born Johnson, who moved to Home Park in 2009 from Amiens, looks set to be the next player to leave the troubled Devon club.

The division's top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips is also said to be close to leaving Argyle, with Bristol City a possible destination.

Zimbabwe left-back / midfielder Onismor Bhasera is another Pilgrim who has been linked with a transfer, although Crystal Palace - who were also said to be tracking Johnson - may have cooled their interest following the dismissal of manager George Burley on Saturday.