Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is reportedly keen on Chelsea’s England International Joe Cole, who Redknapp has worked with before at West Ham United, according to The Mirror.
With Spurs’ attempt to sign Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough looking destined to end if failure, Redknapp has turned his attention to 27-year-old Cole, who Redknapp handed his Premier League debut to back in 1999 at the Hammers aged 17.
Cole is understood to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge, with the attacking midfielder continually substituted by Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and could be ready to end his five-years at the Blues, with his present deal at the Premiership club coming to an end in 2010.
Despite Scolari claiming recently that any player at Chelsea is for sale, but the buying club would have to offer big money for anyone at the West London club. It is unlikely that Cole will leave Chelsea for White Hart Lane this month, with a summer reunion with Redknapp a more likely option.
Cole has scored 38 goals in 234 appearances for Chelsea and should the England midfielder be made available by Chelsea is sure to attract interest from other clubs apart from Tottenham.