Lille happy to cover Cole Liverpool wages

Lille are on the brink of signing on-loan Liverpool playmaker Joe Cole.

Lille are on the brink of signing on-loan Liverpool playmaker Joe Cole.

The Guardian says Lille are on the verge of completing a season's loan for Cole, thereby satisfying Liverpool's desire to save at least some of the 29-year-old's weekly wage of £90,000.

Cole's salary, though, was always likely to prove problematic to those English clubs – QPR among them – who courted his signature.

The French champions have no such reservations. Lille, who are competing in the Champions League after winning their domestic title for the first time since 1954, are expected to announce Cole's arrival on Wednesday, thereby adding some much-needed experience to their squad before entering Europe.

 
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