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Joe Cole set to leave Chelsea - Harry Redknapp

Joe Cole
Cole has been named in the England squad

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he would like to sign out-of-contract Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole but feels he has agreed to move elsewhere.

Redknapp managed Cole at West Ham United and would love to be reunited with the England star next season.

Cole, 28, has failed to hold down a starting berth at Chelsea and his contract is due to expire this summer.

"I am a big fan of his but the feedback we've got is that he's already signed for somebody else," said Redknapp.

Redknapp was speaking following Cole's inclusion in Fabio Capello's England World Cup squad and feels that if the Chelsea man does not stay at Stamford Bridge he would be a useful acquisition for someone.

"I've got a feeling he may have agreed a deal with somebody," Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Certainly in the summer someone is going to make a very good free signing if he doesn't stay at Chelsea.


"I don't think it's going to be Tottenham that sign him but if he hasn't agreed a deal with somebody and he doesn't stay at Chelsea then we would be interested."

Reports have suggested Cole and his representatives have angered Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with their hard-line stance over wages during contract negotiations.

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