Championship transfer news: QPR working ’round the clock’ in attempt to secure permanent move for Fulham’s Stefan Johansen

QPR remain locked in talks with Fulham over a permanent deal for midfielder Stefan Johansen, talkSPORT understands.

Rangers are working round the clock in an attempt to finalise a move for the 30-year-old, and while positive talks have taken place to date no imminent announcement is expected.

Johansen is a top class operator at Championship level
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Securing Johansen’s signature has been one of the club’s main priorities this summer, with the Norwegian starring during a loan stint in the second half of last season as Rangers went from relegation candidates to comfortably securing a top-half finish.

The Norwegian, who has a year remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage, is not short of interested suitors.

Johansen’s potential arrival would be a strong signal of intent from the Championship club, who have already clinched deals for Jordy de Wijs, Sam Field and Charlie Austin this summer.

The club are also exploring the possibility of signing a back-up goalkeeper to stalwart Seny Dieng, with Liam Kelly’s long-term future in W12 uncertain.

Motherwell want to sign Kelly, who impressed during a loan spell at Fir Park last season.

Kelly is highly rated by Rs boss Mark Warburton, but has told the club he has no intention of sitting on the bench next season as he wants to play regular football.