Moyes thought he was going to have cash to spend this summer, but problems with Everton's ground move and financial issues with backers, means he will not have as much as he wanted.
Selling Johnson is the best way to raise cash, although some of it would have to be spent on a replacement.
Moyes likes the look of Sylvain Ebanks-Blake but thinks he is over-priced by Wolves at £5million.
I've heard that Robert Earl and Philip Green are not going to help Kenwright with transfer funds if the stadium plan is called in.
Earl wanted to bring a casino to Kirkby apparently and Green wanted to introduce his stores to the retail park. Both are non-starters if the plan goes to a public inquiry.
I can't see the Kenwright-Woods-Earl-Wyness four piece being at the club this time next year unless something dramatic happens.