Sulejmani has stated his wish to join West Ham United but his transfer is being held up the managerial saga between Ajax and Fulham. The Hammers are reported to be on the trail of Serbian international Miralem Sulejmani with a view to a loan move from the Amsterdam club.

But with Fulham and Ajax locked in a tug-of-war battle over Jol, the wanted manager has put the block on any players leaving the Dutch club.

Sulejmani, 21, has reportedly told Dutch newspaper AD Sportwereld he is unhappy with the delay.

“I really don’t understand why Jol has vetoed my move,” he said. “It looks like he’s trying to ruin my career. I was looking forward to relaunching myself at West Ham.

“Avram Grant sees me as a big talent and I’m keen to make a fresh start elsewhere.”