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West Brom push Fulham for AJ deal as Leicester offer £40,000-a-week

West Bromwich Albion are ready to accelerate talks with Fulham for striker Andy Johnson.

The Daily Mail says the Baggies are to rekindle their attempts to sign Johnson and head off interest from Leicester City and QPR.

Roy Hodgson is a long-term admirer of the former England striker and Johnson relished the time he spent working with West Brom's manager at Fulham.

The 30-year-old cost Fulham more than £10.5m when he joined from Everton in August 2008 but Albion would be hoping to sign him for a knockdown fee, as he only has 12 months on his contract left.

Leicester would be prepared to offer Johnson £40,000 per week if he is willing to drop down to the Championship. The chance to work with Hodgson again, though, is likely to prove decisive.

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