QPR are edging closer to finalising a loan deal for Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen.

talkSPORT exclusively revealed that the 30-year-old was on the Championship side’s radar, with manager Mark Warburton desperate to bolster his midfield ranks after Tom Carroll was ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

Stefan Johansen has been on QPR’s radar for some time

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Stefan Johansen has been on QPR’s radar for some time

Johansen was omitted from Scott Parker’s 25-man Premier League squad in October and has been limited to just two EFL Cup appearances so far this season.

The Norway captain has made it clear he wants to be playing regular football and QPR are ready to offer him that opportunity.

A source close to Johansen has told talkSPORT that the experienced midfielder expressed a desire to remain in London and is looking forward to linking up with his new teammates.

Johansen played an integral role in Fulham’s successful Championship promotion campaign via the play-off last term – featuring 33 times for Parker’s side in total.

Speaking to Norway’s TV2 earlier this week Johansen’s agent, Tore Pedersen, confirmed that his client was looking for a new challenge away from Craven Cottage.

“We are looking at different solutions. Finding a club is no problem, but everything has to be right,” he explained.

“There is a total package here that needs to be decided, but Fulham play ball.”

Meanwhile, Fulham boss Scott Parker has confirmed that it ‘seems a possibility’ Johansen will sign for the Rs on a temporary basis.

Speaking after the Cottagers were beaten 3-0 at home by Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, Parker said: “It seems that there is some talk there.

“I have been with the team for the last two days preparing for this game so I am not really up to speed, but it seems that is a possibility to happen.”


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