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Friday, June 25, 2010

Cole Cole be on his way to the Gunners?

Arsenal could be closer to adding England midfielder Joe Cole to their squad as they look to win the Premier League title next season.

The winger, who has been at the centre of some of the chaos surrounding England's World Cup bid after John Terry called for Cole to come into the team, is leaving Chelsea this summer and has been linked with several of the club's rivals.

Manchester United, who are dreaming of leapfrogging Chelsea to the Premier League title next season, have declared they are "not interested" in signing Cole, while Arsenal's North London rivals Spurs are also linked with the player.

Their manager Harry Redknapp has told TalkSport however that the player himself has "not wanted to speak to anybody", which suggests the race is still very much on for the England man. The fact of the matter is, Cole probably wants to concentrate on helping England to justify their 2010 World Cup odds before he decides on his future.

Arsene Wenger is working hard to overhaul his squad this summer to ensure they can go for the Premier League title next season, and Cole is a quality player who could add a lot to the Gunners midfield.

The French manager has secured the signing of Maroune Chamakh to bolster his strike force, while his attentions are also focused on adding to his defence as the likes of William Gallas, Sol Campbell and Mickael Silvestere are all likely to leave the Emirates.

The Premier League 2010/11 betting suggests Arsenal will be in with a great chance of winning the title next season, but they will need to replace these players if they are to stand any chance of doing so.

Although the signing of Cole could plug a midfield gap at Arsenal, Wenger has also confirmed this week that he has made a bid for Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny.

With the veteran trio of Gallas, Campbell and Silvestre all out of contract, Wenger wants to sign a quality centre back to line up alongside Thomas Vermaelen next season, and he has obviously identified Koscielny as that man.

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