Fulham manager Martin Jol is monitoring fellow Dutchman Dirk Kuyt’s future at Fenerbahce – now the Turkish club have been banned from next season’s Champions League.
UEFA imposed the two-year sentence for match fixing and also barred rivals Besiktas from the Europa League for the same offence.
Kuyt, 32, had many offers from clubs, including Fulham, when leaving Liverpool but he opted for Fenerbahce because of the lure of Champions League football.
Jol openly admires Kuyt and likes his work rate.
He believes Kuyt could dovetail nicely with Bulgarian hitman Dimitar Berbatov, adding valuable experience to his team which includes new, young signings.
Fenerbahce were beaten by Benfica in last season’s Europa League semi-finals and qualified for the Champions League after finishing second in the Turkish Super Lig.
It is their second exclusion from Europe’s top competition after they were banned from the 2011-12 Champions League due to another match-fixing scandal