Fulham manager Martin Jol believes Andrew Johnson is close to signing a new deal at Craven Cottage.
The 30-year-old striker's existing contract runs out at the end of the season, which has led to speculation linking him with a move away on a free transfer.
QPR and Blackburn both made bids for Johnson during the January transfer window, although a move never materialised.
Jol is pleased to still have Johnson on board and believes he is close to signing a new deal.
"There was an enquiry from one or two clubs so we had to make a decision on that," said Jol.
"I said to Andy, 'you will stay here whatever happens' and that probably wasn't ideal for him, but it was good for me, because we can now get on with the job and hopefully he can play for us and score goals.
"It is more to do with his situation. His contract is up at the end of the season and he is a bit insecure about his future.
"But I don't think there is any problem with him so we will find a solution. And I think he wants to stay as well."
Jol admitted Fulham have made Johnson a new contract offer and that they are close to meeting his demands for a long-term deal.
"We have made him an offer a couple of times and in the latest stage we even offered him what he wanted and that was two-and-a-half years," added Jol.
"So we are close. The sticking point was a year difference."