Fulham have turned down an offer from QPR for striker Andy Johnson, according to Sky Sports News.
The same source broke the news yesterday that QPR had made an official enquiry to Fulham about the availability of their 30 year-old striker, who is out of contract at Craven Cottage in the summer. Fulham have turned down Rangers’ initial offer, believed to be around £1.5m, but Neil Warnock is expected to return with a second bid.
UPDATE: Quotes from Jol’s interview with the Fulham website on the subject of the offer received for Johnson from QPR:
What’s the point for us, for Fulham, for my club to sell a player for that sort of money? To get somebody will cost a lot more money so for me there is no problem. He is still under contract so we have to wait and see.
Of course, if somebody wants him they have to pay a good transfer fee so we can buy another good player. But I told Andy what’s the point of selling him for that kind of money to a rival.
So I think it would not be best for us to sell him to whatever club for a lower fee. Of course he will stay here and if he is not signing he can leave at the end of the season.