Fulham want Johnson to stay

Andy Johnson, Fulham strikerFulham manager Martin Jol has stated that he is keen for forward Andy Johnson to extend his contract at the club, but has admitted he could be sold in January if no deal is reached.

The speedy attacker’s current deal at Craven Cottage expires next summer, and talks are underway regarding an extension.

Despite this, due to the risk of losing the England international on a free transfer in June, Jol has stated that there is potential to sell the forward.

“We’ve talked to him over the last month and hopefully we can agree something, but if not we have to get on with it,” the Dutch coach told Sky Sports.

“We would like to have Andy on board [for next year], but he’s on board [for now] anyway. If he doesn’t sign the contract we will continue for this season. It’s not a problem.

“Andy is a very good second striker. We play [Moussa] Dembele, Clint [Dempsey] and Bobby [Zamora], but I feel sometimes in a 4-4-2 Andy is one of the best options.

“If there was a club interested in him you could think about it [selling him], but if not I’m happy for him to stay here until the end of the season.

“But for now we need to get an agreement. Last week I thought we were close. We will talk with him again today and hope we can agree something,” he concluded.

Fulham are yet to record a victory in the Premier League this term, and travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom on Saturday.
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