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Jol row could force Zamora into West Ham's arms

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Bobby Zamora will be considering his options come January after a series of rows with Fulham manager Martin Jol, it has been claimed.

Zamora, who got his second full international cap for England in last night’s win over Sweden, fears the gradual change of tactics under Jol will jeopardise his chances of making future England squads.

Goal.com are reporting that Jol’s preference of a continental 4-3-3 formation over a system that uses a support striker has led to arguments with the Cottagers' senior striker.

It is also suggested the Fulham boss’ insistence that Zamora be rested for some Europa League game has strained the relationship between the two even further.

The England international’s options could be limited, however, as it is thought he is unwilling to move away from London, but he may be willing to drop down a league to an ambitious Championship club, such as West Ham or Crystal Palace.

Zamora would be a welcome signing for the Upton Park club, if Sam Allardyce were to make a move in the January transfer window.

A Fulham source spoke to goal.com: “Jol has a poor relationship with Zamora and it is no secret that they do not see eye to eye.

“Fulham could be willing to listen to offers for him but it depends on what happens with the other forwards and where they are in the table in January.”

Zamora’s departure would also give Jol’s side significant trouble up front come the end of the season, with a number of possible departures possibly on the horizon.

Andy Johnson’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and he his holding out for a better deal to be offered.

Moussa Dembele has recently been linked with Tottenham in the press, whereas Arsenal have made enquiries in the past regarding Clint Dempsey.

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