Fulham now want Boro star too

ROY Hodgson has joined the chase for in-demand Middlesbrough wing ace Adam Johnson. (The Sun)The Fulham boss must join a long queue as anyone from Real Madrid to Everton have shown an interest in signing the England Under-21 star.

ROY Hodgson has joined the chase for in-demand Middlesbrough wing ace Adam Johnson. (The Sun)

The Fulham boss must join a long queue as anyone from Real Madrid to Everton have shown an interest in signing the England Under-21 star.

Johnson, 22, now looks certain to quit the Riverside in January.

Damien Duff, 30, has impressed since joining Fulham from Newcastle in the summer.


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But Hodgson is keen to add to his thin squad.

And he sees livewire Johnson as the man to inject some flair into Fulham's midfield.

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The only stumbling block could be the player's transfer fee - but Hodgson may spark a bidding war by tabling a �3million bid.

Boro chief executive Keith Lamb says the club would not welcome any move for their prize asset.

He said: "We want him to stay."

But his hand may be forced with Johnson out of contract in the summer.

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