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Fulham boss Jol insists Zamora wanted QPR move

Fulham manager Martin Jol has admitted that there was a rift with Bobby Zamora and has revealed the player wanted to leave the club.

Zamora joined West London rivals on deadline day and Jol says it was a good time for the England international to depart Craven Cottage with Pavel Pogrebnyak coming in from Suttgart.

"The talk of a rift wasn't just over the past couple of weeks, it was over the last couple of months and probably since August," said Jol.

"Bobby wanted to move so we had to wait for a good offer and QPR made a good offer.

"It was only a matter of making a decision of whether to keep him or let him go.

"I had the opportunity to get somebody else, who is a bit younger in Pavel (Pogrebnyak).

"(I would) not (say he is) better, because Bobby was a good player for us so all credit to him. It was just about making a decision for us.

"I think in the games he played he always gave 100 per cent, but if players ask for a move, you get the impression (he doesn't want to be here).

"If you ask your boss to move, I think he will get the impression you don't want to work for him.

"That is the only impression I got. He wanted to move."

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