Portsmouth still owe Chelsea for Glen Johnson, despite £17m sale!

Portsmouth sold the ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson to Liverpool in the summer, making a tidy £14m profit along the way, but still owe Chelsea £750,000 from the original deal.

Now it seems that Roman Abramovich has lost patience with the South Coast club, and has demanded full settlement of the debt.

Portsmouth currently owe over £35m and have been slapped with a transfer ban by the FA until they can prove they can afford to repay all their creditors, and have agreed “payment schedules” with most of the clubs that they owe money to, but, according to the Sun, Chelsea are demanding payment in full immediately, considering they have sold Johnson for such a vast profit to Liverpool.

The Premier League are now threatening to withhold the £7.5m TV money that Portsmouth are due in January to cover the missing payments.


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