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Jol: No permanent Emanuelson deal

April 22, 2013
By ESPN staff

Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed that the club will not be signing on-loan AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson on a permanent basis.

Urby Emanuelson
GettyImagesUrby Emanuelson will be heading back to AC Milan at the end of the season

Emanuelson, 26, arrived at Craven Cottage on a loan deal until the end of season from Italy in January.

The Netherlands international has since gone on to make nine appearances for the Premier League side, but despite some impressive displays, Jol says he will not be able to keep the player.

"You could see [on Saturday] that Urby is a nice, technical crowd-pleaser," Jol said. "But there is not an option on him, because it would be impossible to buy him."

One player who will hope to figure in Jol’s plans for next season is midfielder Alex Kacaniklic. The Sweden international returned to the club from a loan spell with Burnley last week and went straight into the starting line-up for Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal.

"I was happy with my performance. I am happy to be back, this is where I want to be," he told the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle. "It was my decision to go on loan because I was not playing too much here.

"I think I am in the manager's thoughts, and the club's thoughts. I think they believe in me and have shown that throughout the season because I have played 25 games here, so I should be happy with the season.

"I have got some big games for Sweden this summer, which will be important for me, and then the aim is to come back here and get a place for the whole of next season."