Chelsea Star Joe Cole could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after contract talks have failed yet again alerting the likes of AC Milan and Tottenham to the England international.
Cole, 28 has been a loyal servant to Chelsea since joining the club in 2003 from West Ham. With the player’s contract up in June it is believed Cole is looking for a pay rise that reflects his loyalty and contribution to the club’s meteoric rise over the past seven years since Roman Abramovich took control of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Chelsea are reportedly unwilling to sanction large wage rises due to Abramovich’s attempt to slash costs at the Premier League giants. AC Milan and Spurs are monitoring the situation closely and could make a move for the playmaker.
A move to Milan offers an exciting adventure for Cole after gracing the Premier League for over decade. Playing with the likes of Ronaldinho, Pato and of course England’s David Beckham would be an attractive proposition for the midfielder.
Whilst Tottenham have been long time admirers of Cole, it seems unlikely a move to North London could be on the cards. With no assurance of Champions League football Cole would not find such a move desirable, yet reuniting with former manager Harry Redknapp and the guarantee of first team football may turn the England internationals head.
Cole is not entering discussions with any other club as of yet, Chelsea are in pole position to secure him to a long term deal, but time is running out with Cole’s patience believed to be coming to an end.