Transfer gossip: Portsmouth defender set for Fleetwood loan switch

Pompey defender Callum Johnson is closing in on a loan move to League One rivals Fleetwood, according to Football Insider.

They are reporting the Blues have accepted an offer from the Cod Army to take the full-back on a season-long loan deal.

Johnson only arrived at Fratton Park last September, sealing a switch from Accrington.

Pompey defender Callum Johnson

He was a Pompey regular last term, making 47 appearances in what was his first season on the south coast.

However, with Cowley favouring summer arrival Kieron Freeman in the right-back role, Johnson was told he could look for a new club with the Blues head coach keen to free up space in his budget for additional signings before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

Johnson featured as a substitute in the opening-day win over his possible new home Fleetwood.

The former Accrington defender was sent-off after being handed a start in the EFL Trophy defeat at Millwall.