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Fulham have completed the signing of striker Andy Johnson from Everton for an initial fee of around £10.5million.

The former Crystal Palace forward had been set to move to Craven Cottage last month but problems with his medical – which raised concerns about an old knee injury – prompted a renegotiation of the proposed deal. Fulham will now reportedly pay a lower up front fee than the £12m Everton had initially demanded.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson said: “I have made no secret of my wish to add Andy Johnson to my squad at Fulham. I believe that he has all the qualities needed to assist us in next season’s campaign and I am more than delighted that we have secured his services for the long term.

“There has been a lot of speculation regarding this transfer during the last week, very little of which has had any foundation. I am just happy to be able to focus on the positive news that Andy Johnson is now a Fulham player, one who we have great hopes for, and I am grateful to the Chairman, the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive for working tirelessly to make this possible.”