Hull target Mido eyes Ajax
Mido has admitted that Hull City and an unnamed Premier League side are interesting in signing him.
Last Updated: 19/01/10 3:44pm
Striker Mido has admitted that Hull City and an unnamed Premier League side are interesting in signing him - but he would prefer to join Ajax.
The Egyptian hot-shot is currently on a season-long loan at El Zamalek from Championship side Middlesbrough.
While the 26-year-old believes he could link up with Egyptian team-mate Amr Zaki at the Tigers, he revealed there is also interest from another English top-flight club as well.
Mido told Modern Sport: "I'm 90 per cent certain that I will leave Zamalek before the closure of the transfer window.
"Hull have been talking to me for a month now and another English club, who I can not name at the moment, are also interested.
"This club, who have a great history, lie in the top half of the table and will table an official bid to sign me within two or three days."
But the Premier League sides' interest may be dashed as the former Ajax player says he would prefer to rejoin the Dutch giants, where his former Spurs boss Martin Jol is in charge.
He added: "Ajax coach Martin Jol, who was my manager at Tottenham Hotspur, also discussed the possibility of me joining his side.
"I prefer to join Ajax, where I will have a chance to feature in the Europa League."
But if the former Roma hitman did join Hull, he says there would be no problems in linking up again with Zaki, who he played alongside recently at Zamalek and Wigan Athletic.
He played down the reported rift that exists between the pair, saying: "I never cause problems for Zaki.
"I had nothing to do with the problems he had with (then Wigan coach) Steve Bruce last season nor had any role in his current troubles with Zamalek."
He also denied that he would be following in the footsteps of Zaki should he put pen to paper on a deal with Hull.
"I played with many stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba, Francesco Totti and Antonio Cassano so why should I follow Zaki?"