Ligue 1 news

Cole eyes permanent Lille stay

April 19, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Lille playmaker Joe Cole is hoping to remain with the Ligue 1 club beyond this season.

Cole, 30, is currently on loan from Liverpool, but is enjoying a career renaissance with the reigning French champions.

Lille are in third place in Ligue 1 and looking a safe bet for Champions League qualification, which would enable the former Chelsea star to enjoy successive seasons playing at Europe's top table.

In contrast, his parent club Liverpool are eighth in the Premier ...

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