Fulham have held talks with Ajax about re-signing Eyong Enoh, but have yet to agree a deal.
Enoh joined Fulham in January and spent the latter part of the campaign on loan at Craven Cottage.
The 27-year-old featured nine times and impressed in midfield for Martin Jol, who is keen for him to return.
However, Jol is not willing to match Ajax’s price tag – believed to be near £3million.
Enoh’s agent Stephan Brandli confirmed to Sky Sports that talks were ongoing between the two clubs.
“As I understand there have been talks between the two clubs, however, Martin Jol, who knows Ajax very well, is not willing to pay the current price,” Brandli said.
“Eyong enjoyed his time at Fulham and did well, and of course he would love to go back.
“Ajax coach Ronald de Boer has gone public to say that Enoh can leave, and he does not want to sit on the bench at Ajax so he is hoping that something can happen.”
Brandli did admit that there was interest from elsewhere in England, and added: “We have heard of a few more teams in the UK are interested.”
Martin Jol has revealed he is torn between bringing Eyong Enoh back to Fulham or reinvesting in a different central midfielder.
The Dutchman will have to pay £2 million to sign the Cameroon international from Ajax and is weighing up his options as he would prefer a more creative midfielder
The Dutchman has identified the middle of the park as the area for reinvestment after he ended last season with only one central midfielder on a long-term contract.
With a tight budget to work with, Jol is undecided whether to sign Enoh permanently but was impressed with his impact last season, despite him being “bad” at Ajax.
“If you want big stars in that position (centre midfield) you have to pay a lot of money,” Jol told the Fulham Chronicle.
“That is why you have to gamble and take players when they are bad sometimes.
“He [Enoh] was bad at Ajax, and they have [Christian] Poulsen in his position – a Danish international.
“When I got him, you hope that he will be good. And he has proved it. We tried to get an option to sign him permanently – and we have one.
“But we have always had link up players in that position. Danny Murphy was not a defensive player – he was a playmaker. I had Michael Carrick at Spurs, he was a playmaker.
“Enoh is different and we have to make a decision. I can’t tell you now.”
Reports from Holland suggest that Fulham are interested in signing Ajax’s holding midfielder Eyong Enoh.
Fulham manager Martin Jol knows the Cameroon international midfielder from his time as Ajax’s manager but will reportedly face competition from Sunderland, who have also been monitoring the 25 year-old. Enoh is under contract with the Dutch giants until 2015 but the Dutch press claim that he would be interested in a transfer.
Enoh has spent three and a half years with Ajax since signing from Ajax Cape Town, where he was voted the club’s Player of the Year in 2007/08. He has made 17 appearances this season, including five in the Champions’ League, and would reportedly be available for a fee of around £4.1m. Enoh, who has won 20 caps for his country, would not be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations as Cameroon failed to qualify.