Everton have reportedly accepted an offer in excess of £10m from Fulham for their England international striker Andy Johnson.

The 26 year-old forward had previously made it clear he was interested in returning to London and teaming up with Roy Hodgson at Craven Cottage. The Fulham boss has spoken publicly of his desire to strengthen his striking option still further after the summer capture of Bobby Zamora and the Cottagers have been given permission to discuss personal terms with the former Crystal Palace forward.

Johnson was spotted in the crowd before Everton’s friendly against Preston North End at Deepdale last night but did not stay beyond the first twenty minutes. He had played the full ninety minutes in the Toffees’ previous pre-season encounter at Cambridge United on Saturday but is understood to be unhappy about his lack of first-team football under David Moyes. For his part, Moyes has been linked with a number of strikers – most recently Diego Milito – and selling Johnson would free up valuable funds to reshape his squad.