The Sun says Jol wants the attacking midfielder, who joined the German outfit from Ajax in 2005, to inject some extra creativity into his squad.

But Hamburg have rejected bids of £10million for Van der Vaart from several clubs this summer - including Valencia and Juventus.

So Jol will have to stump up a massive fee to capture his fellow Dutchman with Hamburg adamant they want him to stay.

Van der Vaart, 24, who has been capped 41 times by Holland and scored eight international goals, also interested Aston Villa last season.