Jol Hopes to Keep Andy Johnson

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: September 21 2011, 12:48 BST

Fulham boss Martin Jol has admitted he could sell Andrew Johnson in January if he fails to agree a new deal at Craven Cottage.

Johnson: Yet to agree new deal to stay at Fulham

Johnson's current contract expires next summer and as yet no new deal has been agreed between both parties.

Jol is keen to keep hold of the former Crystal Palace and Everton hit-man but accepts he may have to offload him if he does not resolve his contract situation.

"We've talked to him over the last month and hopefully we can agree something, but if not we have to get on with it," said Jol.

"We would like to have Andy on board [for next year], but he's on board [for now] anyway. If he doesn't sign the contract we will continue for this season. It's not a problem.

"Andy is a very good second striker. We play [Moussa] Dembele, Clint [Dempsey] and Bobby [Zamora], but I feel sometimes in a 4-4-2 Andy is one of the best options.

"If there was a club interested in him you could think about it [selling him], but if not I'm happy for him to stay here until the end of the season.

"But for now we need to get an agreement. Last week I thought we were close. We will talk with him again today and hope we can agree something."