No Lille return for Joe Cole

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.