Feb 3 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
ANDY Johnson is close to signing a new two-year deal at Fulham.
The former England frontman looked to be on his way out of Craven Cottage in the January transfer window after rejecting the club's offer of a one-year extension.
QPR and Blackburn were believed to have had bids rejected for the 30-year-old, who can walk away for nothing in the summer.
However, boss Martin Jol is confident Johnson will now commit himself to SW6 after the club have given in to his demands.
He said: "There was an inquiry from one or two clubs so we had to make a decision on that.
"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."
He added: "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.
"So we are close. The sticking point was a year difference."