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Fulham have rejoined the race to sign wantaway Bournemouth striker Josh King but appear to ready to wait until the summer to conclude a free transfer, according to a report in the Sun this morning.

The Norwegian international, who has refused to sign a contract extension with the Cherries, seems to have priced himself out of a possible move to Everton by demanding £120,000-a-week. The size of his salary demands has led to the Toffees considering moves for other attacking targets as they would consider him an addition to their squad rather than a key player.

Fulham, who are desperate for striking reinforcements in January as they continue to struggle for goals in the Premier League, are watching develops with interest as the 29 year-old forward is also being monitored by Newcastle and Aston Villa. All three of those sides are said to be willing to wait until June when King would be available for free, with King open to that option himself as he eyes a contract similar to the one that his former team-mate Callum Wilson secured at St. James’ Park last summer.

King played in Bournemouth’s disappointing defeat at the hands of struggling Luton yesterday – making just his tenth appearance of the season for Jason Tindall’s side. His only goals came in a 4-1 defeat of Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup last weekend when he bagged a brace. The former Manchester United trainee has scored 52 goals in 181 games since signing for Bournemouth in May 2015 and he has seventeen goals in 51 caps for his country.