Cole – out in the cold
Should England actually win the World Cup, on current form, it’ll be a bloody miracle. No one’s sure who should go in goal, over half of the defensive line have personal issues, the right wing’s a mess, Rooney still doesn’t have a definite strike partner. And Joe Cole – once so consistent – seems to have plummeted from sight.
Probably not the best time to start negotiating contracts, Joe.
And yet, that’s exactly what the one-time England cert is doing. In almost an exact mirror image of what’s going on with Wright-Phillips over at Man City, Joe Cole has taken a hard line at Chelsea, and is now DEMANDING in excess of £100,000/week to stay on board. He’s currently languishing in the £80,000/week bracket.
But unfortunately, with his dip in form, and inability to impress Ancelotti, reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Abramovich will waft his demands away like an old karate instructor taking out a fly, and he’ll be off in the summer.
The word on the street is that a three-way battle between Liverpool, Man United, and Spurs would then ensue.
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