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Thursday 5 January 2012 20:47, UK
Skysports.com understands Queens Park Rangers are leading the chase for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson
Warnock keen to win race for Fulham striker
Skysports.com understands Queens Park Rangers are leading the chase for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson.
Johnson's future at Fulham has been the subject of speculation for some time with the player rejecting a new contract earlier this season.
The 30-year-old's current deal expires in the summer and Fulham are ready to offload Johnson in this month's transfer window rather than risk losing him for nothing.
Johnson has scored 11 goals this season, including a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over QPR in October and his form has attracted interest from a host of clubs.
Blackburn are thought to be keen on the former Everton man, but QPR are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by luring Johnson to Loftus Road.
Rangers boss Neil Warnock has made a new striker one of his top priorities this month as his side have struggled for goals this term.
Warnock is desperate to add more firepower to his side as he looks to guide them to safety away from the bottom end of the table and it is understood an enquiry has been made about Johnson.