Fulham gamble with AJ wages

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson risks facing an unsettled dressing room as he wraps up the signing of Everton striker Andy Johnson.

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The Daily Mail says the decision to pay Everton's £10.5 million asking price for Johnson and top the £2m salary he was paid at Goodison Park is a statement of their ambition to avoid another season scrapping for survival. But the club are aware of the potential for a spiral of wage demands.<>
West Ham had a similar problem when they started paying lavish salaries to new signings and triggered dressing-room discontent.

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