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The Mail on Sunday has a big splash tomorrow on Martin Jol turning his back on Ajax. It’s all rather presumptious when nothing been signed and sealed, let alone announced, but the paper portrays the deal as ‘a major coup’ for Mohamed Al Fayed.

Tight finances seem to be the major reason why Jol could be on his way back to England but it is worth chuckling at the notion that Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be one of his first signings. Alex Montgomery’s thrown in the nugget that the pair share the same agent but ‘Ibra’ is on big bucks at Barcelona and isn’t exactly known for playing nicely. He’d break a fairly stringent wage structure that Hodgson adhered to and then there’s the dressing room ructions the tempermental Swede might cause.