Fulham striker Andy Johnson is set to join local rivals QPR upon his release from Craven Cottage.

The former England striker will soon be a free agent after rejecting Fulham’s offer of a new deal. The 31 year-old had been linked with a move to the UAE but Al Ahli and Al Ain have decided not to make an offer for the ex-Everton forward and Johnson is happy to stay in London.

He will be reunited with former Fulham manager Mark Hughes at Loftus Road and has reportedly already undergone a medical with QPR. Johnson scored 27 goals in 112 appearances during an injury-hit four years at Craven Cottage – eventually falling out of favour under Martin Jol.