The Cottagers were in for the highly rated striker but considered other options when Olympiakos asked for a fee that they considered too high.
Jol instead opted to sign Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric on free transfers, with Dimitar Berbatov his other forward recruit.
|7/1||Kevin Mirallas is 7/1 with PaddyPower to score the first goal in Fulham v Everton
"Of course we would do it [ask the Fulham board for backing for the right target] if it was necessary. I always try and find the real bargains and I think we did that. With [Nikica] Jelavic Everton probably did that.
"Everton don't buy five or six players. They buy one or two each year and then try to fit them in. That is their strength.
"They don't have to chop and change all the time. But you can't say no one knew about Mirallas. He was playing in this fantastic Belgium team, with all these great players such as Dembele and Vermaelen.
"I think they will be unbelieveable in the future and Mirallas is playing in that team."