AJ eyes Dubai switch
The agent of Fulham striker Andrew Johnson has confirmed that he is considering offers from clubs in the United Arab Emirates.
The 31-year-old former England international has been made available for a Bosman free transfer at the end of this month when his current contract at Craven Cottage is due to expire.
And, while Cottagers boss Martin Jol has offered Johnson a new deal on reduced terms to stay put, his agent Anthony McFarlane claims Dubai is a tempting proposition for the player, who has scored 27 goals in 105 games since joining from Everton in a £10.5million deal four years ago.
He was quoted in the Daily Star: "It's something he has firmly been thinking about. He has never been in this situation in his career where he is available on a Bosman.
"His mind is open and he's looking at all his options, both here in England and abroad.
"He is keen on a new challenge and very interested in a move to the UAE provided the offer is right.
"There have been no concrete offers as such at this moment in time but there has been strong interest from a number of clubs in the Gulf area, including a couple from the UAE.
"Without a doubt, he is looking at it. It's just a case of weighing up his options and making sure he joins the right club."