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Johansen joins QPR

Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has completed his permanent move to Queens Park Rangers this afternoon for an initial fee understood to be in the region of £600,000.

The Norwegian midfielder enjoyed a successful loan spell in Shepherd’s Bush last season, scoring four times in 21 appearances as Rangers finished the Championship season strongly. Mark Warburton made the former Celtic man one of his key summer transfer targets – and, although negotiations were interrupted by the departure of Fulham boss Scott Parker and his subsequent replacement by Marco Silva – the QPR head coach has finally got his man.

Johansen, 30, has signed a three-year deal with QPR. He told the club’s official website this afternoon: “It is great to be back. This is a good fit. When the gaffer brought me in last season, I felt the way I play suits the way he wants us to play. He has played a big part in making this permanent. I come here where there is a group of good players and staff, and I am very much looking forward to it.”

The energetic midfielder was understood to have been unhappy at being left out of Fulham’s 25-man Premier League squad by Parker last season – the second time had been frozen out following promotion to the top flight. Johansen, a key part of Fulham’s two promotion-winning sides, scored 21 goals in 142 appearances for the Whites, featuring in every match of the famous 23-match unbeaten run under Slavisa Jokanovic. He forged a memorable midfield triumvirate with Tom Cairney and Kevin McDonald, swiftly becoming a Craven Cottage cult hero.

Wilson undergoing Fulham medical

Harry Wilson is currently undergoing his Fulham medical, according to a Sky Sports report.

The Welsh international travelled to London from Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Austria today after the two clubs finally reached agreement over a permanent transfer. The fee for the winger is believed to be £10m up front, rising to £12m should a set of performance-related clauses be reached.

Wilson, now 24, has made just two senior appearances for Liverpool since coming through the club’s academy and has spent the last few seasons on loan with Crewe, Hull, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff. He scored seven goals in 37 appearances for the Bluebirds last season and is poised to become Marco Silva’s first signing as Fulham boss.

Gazzaniga having Fulham medical

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is having a medical at Fulham this afternoon, according to Talksport.

The Argentinian custodian, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Elche, was heavily linked to Fulham following their promotion last year and would offer competition to Marek Rodak, who is expected to be Marco Silva’s number one this season. He is available on a free transfer after leaving Spurs earlier this summer. The Whites released Marcus Bettinelli last month and Spanish goalkeeper Fabri, who has made two senior appearances since joining the club in 2018, is expected to be loaned out again.

Gazzaniga, 29, spent four years at Tottenham – making 37 first-team appearances since following former manager Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton, where he had played 23 games in four seasons after signing from Gillingham. He has one international cap for Argentina having appeared as a substitute in a friendly against Mexico in November 2018.

Wilson on his way to London

Harry Wilson has left Liverpool’s pre-season training camp this morning in Austria in order to complete his proposed permanent transfer to Fulham.

The Welsh winger is understood to have already agreed personal terms with the Championship club to become Marco Silva’s first signing. Wilson will travel to London today to finalise the transfer, with a medical planned. The fee is believed to be around £10m, which could rise to £12m through performance related add-ons.

Flamengo reject Fulham’s Muniz loan bid

Flamengo have turned down Fulham’s loan offer for their young forward Rodrigo Muniz, according to reports from Brazil tonight.

The Championship club tabled a loan offer with an option to buy – believed to be in the region of £7.7m – for the twenty year-old striker, who was reportedly interested in moving to London after his representatives had held talks with new Fulham boss Marco Silva. But Flamengo are apparently uninterested in negotiating a loan move for their young star and have rejected the approach.

It remains to be seen whether the Whites will return again with an improved offer – or make an attempt to sign Muniz on a permanent basis.