Chelsea label Tottenham target Cole ‘not for sale’

Chelsea’s Joe Cole has been labelled not for sale after advances from Tottenham Hotspur emerged.

Chelsea’s Joe Cole has been labelled not for sale after advances from Tottenham Hotspur emerged.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is believed to be keen to lure the midfielder to White Hart Lane for £10million but the Blues have made public their stance on Cole.

A statement from Chelsea read: "Contrary to media reports Chelsea is not, and will not be, considering any offers for Joe Cole.

"Our sole focus, as is Joe's, is to complete his rehab and get him fit as soon as possible so that he can play a major part in the new season."

Cole is still regaining fitness after sustaining a knee injury in January and is expected back in a few weeks.