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Bitter rivals Man City and Man United finally get their Carling Cup two-leg semi-final underway tonight – Gavin Beech gives you his top tip and all the best odds.

Striker Mido has admitted that Hull City and an unnamed Premier League side are interesting in signing him – but he would prefer to join Ajax.

The Egyptian is currently on a season-long loan at El Zamalek from Championship side Middlesbrough.

Mido told Modern Sport: “I’m 90 per cent certain that I will leave Zamalek before the closure of the transfer window.

“Hull have been talking to me for a month now and another English club, who I can not name at the moment, are also interested.

“This club, who have a great history, lie in the top half of the table and will table an official bid to sign me within two or three days.”

But the hopes of the Premier League sides may be dashed as the former Ajax player says he would prefer to rejoin the Dutch outfit, where his former Spurs boss Martin Jol is in charge.

“Ajax coach Martin Jol, who was my manager at Tottenham Hotspur, also discussed the possibility of me joining his side, added Jol.

“I prefer to join Ajax, where I will have a chance to feature in the Europa League.”

But if the former Roma hitman did join Hull, he says there would be no problem in linking up again with Zaki, with whom he fell out with when the pair were team-mates at Wigan.

“I never cause problems for Zaki,” he said.

“I had nothing to do with the problems he had with (then Wigan coach) Steve Bruce last season nor had any role in his current troubles with Zamalek.”

Bitter rivals Man City and Man United finally get their Carling Cup two-leg semi-final underway tonight – Gavin Beech gives you his top tip and all the best odds.

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