Ajax turn down Betis approach
By Gerrit van Leeuwen. Last Updated: 11/06/03 12:11pm
AJAX have rejected a bid from Spanish side Real Betis to take Egyptian star Mido Hossam on loan next term.
The African schemer is currently on-loan from the Amsterdam giants to Primera Liga rivals Celta Vigo after falling out-of-favour with Ajax boss Ronald Koeman.
A reconciliation with Koeman has been ruled out and Seville-based Betis are the latest European club to join the hunt along with Roma for the talented forward, but Mido insists he wants to turn his stay at Estadio Balaidos into a long-term one.
Celta are currently fighting for a Uefa Cup spot and coach Miguel Lotina has plans to swoop for Mido on a permanent basis should The Galicians claim a European berth.