Fulham are prepared to allow Andy Johnson to leave in the January transfer window if he fails to agree a new contract with the club.

The 30 year-old striker’s contract expires in the summer and has been in protracted negotiations with Fulham over a new contract, with the Cottagers tabling a two-year offer. Johnson has already rebuffed an initial offer from the club that would have significantly reduced his £40,000-a-week wages.

Johnson, who is in the middle of a fine goalscoring streak since returning to the Fulham side, has been attracting interest from QPR – both before and after their derby demolition at his hands – and Leicester, who were reportedly keen on signing the former England international at the end of the summer transfer window. Should Johnson refuse a new contract, Fulham would consider selling him for around £2m – even though manager Martin Jol is keen to keep him at Craven Cottage.