Tottenham are ready to use the £12 million they will receive from Sunderland for Darren Bent on Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, according to reports in some papers today.
The England international was previously linked with a move to Tottenham, but for whatever reasons he remains a Chelsea player. Cole, 27, spent much of last season out of action with a serious knee injury and as a result, only made 19 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is desperate to add another midfielder to his squad before the transfer window shuts on September 1st and with Cole not fully guarenteed first team football next season at Stamford Bridge, Redknapp thinks he may be able to lure him to White Hart Lane.
Should Chelsea decide to sell Cole, I would be extremley surprised if more clubs weren’t interested in his services. He is, without doubt, one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and I think he would still be value for money at the rumoured £12 million. I would love to see Cole leave Chelsea before the transfer window shuts because I really believe a move would do him the world of good.