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West Ham are considering making an offer for Andy Johnson in a bid to boost their promotion push, according to talkSPORT.

Johnson has turned down Fulham’s offer of a new contract and is widely expected to leave Craven Cottage this month as his current deal expires at the end of the season. Blackburn had been linked with a £2m move for the former Everton striker but Rovers poor financial predicament means that Steve Kean is likely to have to sell players before he contemplates strengthening his squad. QPR are known to be interested in signing Johnson and a Sky Sports report earlier today made them the front runners for his signature.

Sam Allardyce wants to bring at least one striker as he tries to steer West Ham back to the top flight at the first time of asking and has already seen a £3m bid for Jordan Rhodes rebuffed by Huddersfield. Johnson, who has scored 11 goals so far this season for Fulham, may fit the bill but it remains to be seen whether he would be willing to drop down a division.