Fulham in talks with Johnson

Cottagers looking to extend striker's stay

Johnson: Jol has confirmed Fulham have opened talks over extending striker's stay

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Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed the club have opened talks with striker Andy Johnson over extending his stay.

The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and newly-promoted QPR have been linked with his services.

However, Jol has been pleased with the striker, who is now back to his best after an injury-plagued spell, and hopes to extend his deal by a year.

The Dutchman says talks between the parties are underway and he hopes the striker will sign inside the next month.

Talks

"Andy Johnson is doing very well at the moment and that's why the club are in talks with him to extend his contract by a year," confirmed Jol.

"I expect him to sign it over the next month.

"He is already back to level I remember him being when I was Spurs manager. He's scoring goals, he's getting on the end of things, he's very good at receiving the ball right now.

"He did interest me when I was at Tottenham, but he was too expensive then."