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QPR Boss Harry Redknapp Confirms Interest In Liverpool Bit-Part Player Joe Cole

Loftus Road side keen on Anfield midfielder.

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Harry Redknapp has confirmed he is interested in bringing Joe Cole to Queens Park Rangers and is planning talks with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

“I’ve got a lot of time for Joe, as a player and a person, he’s a good lad to have around your football club, a good player,” said Redknapp.

“He’s interesting me. I’d like to bring him here if we could. We’ll see what happens.

“The deal would have to be right for the club. We couldn’t do a deal with Liverpool with what his contract is at Liverpool. We’d have to try to find a way of doing a deal with Liverpool, if they’re willing to let him go.

“I’ll have to speak with Brendan, I’ll have a chat with him when the time’s right and see what he has to say.

“I haven’t spoken to Joe, I’m not allowed to speak to Joe. Are you trying to get me banned by the FA?

“I haven’t spoken to Joe for two years. I nearly took him to Tottenham a couple of years ago but he went to Liverpool, that was last time I spoke to Joe. He’s a great lad.”

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Harry Redknapp coudl well do with an extra creative talent in his midfield armoury and given that Joe Cole hasn’t started a Premier League game for Liverpool this season it would appear that a move away from Anfield is quite plausible.

With Brendan Rodgers looking to bring in new faces in January he may well be keen to make room and any move that sees the 31 year old’s reported £90k a week wiped off the balance sheet will surely be considered.

QPR may want to bring in the former West Ham and Chelsea man on a loan deal and a short term move could well suit all parties.

Redknapp knows Cole well from their shared time at Upton Park and certainly needs to bring in a few players this month to help boost a squad that has managed just one win in 20 Premier League matches and are some eight points from safety with a series of tough matches on the horizon, starting with a trip to Stamford Bridge tomorrow.


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