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Joe Cole To Replace Robinho? Chelsea Don’t Think So

Back in the summer of 2008 when all the talk at Chelsea was about Robinho, TheChelseaBlog suggested we already had the player we needed right under our noses – we (or at least our managers) just didn’t appreciate what we had in Joe Cole.

Ironic then that whilst we’re waiting for Cole to sign a new contract – and the opposition are wetting themselves at the thought that he might not – we’re hearing that Man City are now hoping to sign Cole as a direct replacement for the Brazilian.

Unsurprisingly, bearing in mind City wasn’t exactly his first choice, Robinho hasn’t impressed in the way he’d been expected to. In fact, for their £32million, City seem to have got themselves a very expensive sub. So, with the rumours doing the rounds that Chelsea are refusing to agree to Joe Cole’s demands for a £50,000 a week pay rise, we’re told City’s money men are waiting in the wings with the offer of a £5million signing on fee and £150,000 a week to prise Cole away to replace him.

Fortunately, we’re all aware the press have offered us nothing to substantiate their stories although in terms of quotes, what we do have is one from Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck today, insisting Chelsea want to keep their midfielder, and saying “I can give you those reassurances, I am personally a big fan of Joe Cole, we are in discussions with his agent and hopefully that will be sorted out soon.”



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