Anfield reject on his way to France.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is putting the finishing touches to a loan move to Lille to jump start his career.
The 29-year-old only moved to Merseyside 12 months ago from Chelsea but has failed to establish himself in the starting XI.
The England international has seen his stading fall even further this summer following the arrivals of Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing.
The Reds are keen to offload Cole, who is on £90,000-a-week, to lower the club’s wage bill.
Lille are set to make a move for the playmaker after losing Gervinho to Arsenal and missing out on Monaco forward Park Chu-Young to the Gunners.
The signing of the South Korea captain has annoyed the Ligue 1 club so much they will now refuse to sell winger Eden Hazard to Arsene Wenger’s side.
Liverpool hope to take advantage of the situation and have offered the French side Cole to build up a rapport.
Lille are unlikely to sell this summer, as they need Hazard for their Chamnpions League campaign, but the Reds want to be at the front of the queue in 12 months time.