Is it ‘bye, bye’ to Ajax?

According to the Guardian, the only stumbling block is Ajax’s intransegience.

According to sources in the Netherlands, Jol has agreed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage worth in the region of £2m a year. The contract is prepared and is merely awaiting his signature. It is the result of lengthy talks between Jol and Fulham.

Ajax, however, have dug in their heels and although the Fulham chief executive, Alistair Mackintosh, is in Amsterdam with the intention of closing the deal, the Dutch club have pulled down the shutters. Jol has two years to run on his contract at Ajax and they are keen to hold him to that, despite his desire to take on the challenge of succeeding Roy Hodgson at Fulham.