Ajax tempted to move for Babel

Ajax boss Martin Jol says the prospect of resigning Ryan Babel from Liverpool “has appeal” after comments from the Dutch winger last week suggesting he’d be open to a return.

Frustrated by lack of first team action, Babel last week said he’d be tempted to move back to Holland in the January transfer window in order to make a claim for a place in the Dutch World Cup squad next summer.

And Jol says he’s taken into account Babel’s plea.

He said, “I’ve read what he said, but I don’t have anything to say at the moment.

“Babel does appeal as a good option, but it all depends on whether we need him when the time comes.”

Babel signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2007 for around £11.5million.