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08 Jun 2010 08:06:01

Redknapp declares Cole interest

The race to sign Chelsea and England star Joe Cole is gathering pace after Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp declared his interest in the player. Cole, who scored in England's 3-0 World Cup warm-up victory against Platinum Stars, is out of contract at Chelsea this summer and has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United. With veteran playmaker Paul Scholes coming to the end of his glittering career, many feel Cole would be a good signing for the Reds as they look to add some sparkle to midfield. Redknapp the Daily Express: "Yes, I am prepared to declare my interest in Joe Cole. "Why not? He is a great player, his contract is up and he is on a free transfer. "When he returns I would love to talk to him about coming to Spurs." Redknapp's statement contradicts his comments last week when he claimed he believed the 28-year-old would leave Stamford Bridge this summer but his destination would be somewhere other than Tottenham. "It looks to me someone's going to make a great free transfer, if he doesn't stay at Chelsea," Redknapp had told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I genuinely don't know who that is. I don't think it's going to be Tottenham. "I've got a feeling, I may be wrong, that he's already agreed a deal with someone, and it's not Tottenham. "I'm not saying if he hadn't agreed a deal with someone and he was available and didn't stay at Chelsea that we wouldn't be interested. "I'm a big fan of Joe's, but the feedback we've had is that he might well have already done something." Would you like to see Cole at United? Have your say.


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