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Sikora deal in doubt

last updated Sunday 21st July 2002, 9:25 AM
Victor Sikora
Fulham are told Victor Sikora
may be off to Ajax
Position Winger
DOB 11/04/1978
P.O.B. Deventer
Height 5' 8
Weight 9st 12lb
Last Club Vitesse
Confusion surrounds VBS Vitesse winger Victor Sikora's proposed move to Fulham FC after the Eredivisie club today claimed that they had pulled out of the deal, only for the FA Premiership club to deny any knowledge of such action.

Vitesse chairman Jos Vaessen halted Sikora's transfer after claiming that the London club wanted to pay in instalments and he instead said he would sell the player to Dutch champions AFC Ajax. "The transfer of Victor Sikora from Vitesse Arnhem to Fulham is off," said Vaessen. "The English club want to pay the transfer sum over four years. That is not acceptable to Vitesse. I am prepared to negotiate again with Ajax about the transfer of Sikora."

However, tonight Fulham were confident that the deal would still go through and speaking after their 1-0 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round, first leg victory at home to Egaleo FC, assistant manager Christian Damiano said: "We're continuing discussions. Sikora hasn't signed at the moment - but we hope he does because it would be interesting to have him on the left wing, to balance the side."

Fulham had bid just over €4.5m for the Dutch international - slightly more than Ajax's €4.5m - but Vaessen's comments today suggest the deal is now in doubt.
Source uefa.com
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