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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.

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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