Jol insists he had no problem with the Nigeria international.
“I read in the paper we had a fall out again,” the Dutchman told the Fulham Chronicle. “Everyone who leaves us seems to have a fall out, it's not true.
“He wanted to play games. He's 30-years-old, they offered him a long contract so good for him.
“They will probably play him every week and he was not playing in our team every week.
“That was a problem for him, not just the past few weeks but the last four or five months. He was really frustrated and wanted to play.
“He could've stayed but when Blackburn came in we decided to let him go.”