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.

Hazard makes up mind on future

Europe’s hottest prospect, Eden Hazard, delivered a teasing message to the world today by claiming he has made a decision on his future. The Lille winger is being pursued by several of Europe’s top clubs and recently narrowed down his options to England, telling Belgium news websites HLN: “It will anyway be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea.” This left a huge question mark over which English money-machine will land the Frenchman’s services, however an announcement today on Hazard’s Twitter page suggested his future will be revealed soon.

“Good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. thanks”, was the message published for all of his Twitter followers to see.

Reports from the English media, including the Telegraph, are inclining towards Chelsea being the favourites. Recent rejuvenation, Champions League triumph, and first team opportunties make Chelsea an attractive proposition for Hazard, 21, who has made clear his decision will be based on the position he would play and the amount of time he would get on the field.