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New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is weighing up a move for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 24-year old was signed by City for £8 (€9) million in February 2010 from Middlesbrough but has been unable to cement a regular place in the starting XI.

City manager Roberto Mancini publicly criticised Johnson for his lifestyle early last season but praised his input on the pitch.

Villas-Boas is a keen admirer of the winger and wants to bring a youthful spine to the club, with Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku also subject of a bid from Chelsea.

The Blues are ready to test Mancini’s resolve over the England international even though they may be unwilling to sell the player to major rivals in the Premier League title race next season.

Johnson started seven of City’s final eight Premier League games as the club secured third spot, but he was named on the bench for the FA Cup final against Stoke.

Chelsea are also reportedly leading the race to sign Palermo midfielder Javier Pastore.

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