After impressing during his year long spell at Lille, Joe Cole has been linked with a return to France,though current boss Rudi Garcia has admitted he wont be back according to The Metro.
The 30-year-old netted four times in 27 appearances and has spoken of his enjoyment of his loan spell after failing to settle in the Liverpool side under Kenny Dalglish but with Brendan Rodgers appointment there is hope for Cole’s Merseyside career.
‘Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool, The new staff have decided to keep him. We will remember him very fondly as a player but also as a man’ Rudi Garcia said who had previously spoken of his desire to retain the England star.
Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has admitted his Swansea future is uncertain and he would welcome a move to join Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool according to the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old who was with Swansea on loan in the second half of the season and it was thought that Swansea had sealed a record £6.8million move though speaking to mbl.is he poured doubt on a permanent switch.
‘I expect not to stay at Swansea because of the uncertainty going on there as it is not clear who is boss…I have said that my desire to continue playing in the Premier League and Liverpool is completely considered’ Sigurdsson said.
Liverpool have joined the race to sign Crewe Alexander’s Nick Powell. The Mirror are reporting that the Merseyside team are set to do battle with Arsenal and Manchester United in an attempt to sign the highly rated midfielder. The paper suggests that Sir Alex Ferguson looks most likely to talk with Powell first after a £2 million bid, rising to £5 million, appears to have been accepted. But Brendan Rodger and Arsene Wenger are also ready to make their move.
The 18-year-old has already feature 51 times for Crewe, despite his tender age, and has netted 14 times for the club. He has played 25 games for England’s youth squads, scoring on 6 occasions. Reports last week suggested that Chelsea were also monitoring the situation.
The Daily Mirror are suggesting that Swansea are lining up a loan deal for Tottenham attacker Giovani dos Santos. The 23-year-old is yet to make an impact in the Spurs first eleven, having been loaned out to Ipswich, Galatasaray and Racing Santander. He has only made 17 appearances for the North London club since arriving from Barcelona in 2008, not finding the net on any of those occasions.
There is little doubt that the Mexican could fit in to the Swans’ style of play and Rodgers will be well aware of this, after watching him in Mexico’s 2-0 win against Wales. Whether or not dos Santos would be willing to make another loan move away from White Hart Lane, with just a year left on his contact, is yet to be seen.