Johnson close to Cottage exit door
Queens Park Rangers are now the clear favourites to land outgoing Fulham striker Andrew Johnson on a free transfer.
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 recently confirmed that the player will be departing.
Johnson, who scored 27 goals in 105 games since joining from Everton in a £10.5million deal four years ago, had been linked with a move to clubs in the United Arab Emirates, West Ham and fellow newly promoted side Reading.
However, it seems that R's boss Mark Hughes will pull off a coup by taking Johnson, who he worked with during his time in charge of Fulham, to Loftus Road this summer.
Johnson is not in a rush, though, and the R's will have to put a package together which at least matches what others have to offer if they are to land him.