Sporting star in Jol's sights
Martin Jol is being linked with a summer swoop to take Sporting Lisbon's Dutch midfielder Stijn Shaars to Fulham.
The Cottagers boss has been linked with a myriad of players during this current transfer window as he looks to bolster his squad further following an impressive mid-table finish in his debut season at Craven Cottage.
And reports in the Portuguese press are suggesting that Jol will make a move for his fellow compatriot, Shaars, who scored three goals in 43 domestic and Europa League appearances for Sporting in the past season.
Jol will know all about the 28-year-old central midfielder's qualities as he played for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for six seasons before moving to Portugal 12 months ago.
However, if Jol does intend to make an offer for Shaars he is likely to face competition from top Italian Serie A outfits Inter Milan, Napoli and Lazio.