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Hodgson coy on Cole

July 17, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Roy Hodgson has confirmed he has spoken to Joe Cole but played down talk he is on the verge of joining Liverpool.

Joe Cole
GettyImagesJoe Cole is currently weighing up his options

Cole is available on a free transfer after leaving Chelsea and has been most strongly linked with Tottenham and Arsenal, but the odds have now shortened on a move to Anfield.

Asked about the situation, Hodgson told Sky Sports News: "I'm not a betting man, so that doesn't actually play a big part for me.

"As far as I know, Joe Cole is still a player looking for a club. I know we've been connected with him and that's good to know - that we've been connected with players of that quality.

"I had a very brief chat with him a little while back but, if you want to know about transfer targets, you'll have to ask [Liverpool managing director] Christian Purslow."