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West Ham Want Liverpool Flop

Anfield bench-warmer wanted at Upton Park.

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West Ham United have asked to take Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole on-loan for the season if the Reds are prepared to help pay his wages.

The 29-year-old is reportedly earning £90,000-a-week and has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his free move from Chelsea 12 months ago.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce would love to take the England international back to Upton Park but cannot afford his wages without help, according to Footy Online.

Any move does depend on Scott Parker being found a new club this week ahead of the start of the Championship season at thee weekend.

It is unsure whether Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will approve of the move as he would prefer to sell Cole permanently or keep him to help their push for a return to the Champions League.

Tottenham have shown interest in Cole and Allardyce will face an uphill battle to secure a season-long loan deal.

Cole could be tempted to take the drop down to the Championship but it is understood he would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

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