Joe Cole stay in doubt as Chelsea transfer ban lifted

Joe Cole is facing a dilemma over his new contract talks with Chelsea.

Joe Cole is facing a dilemma over his new contract talks with Chelsea.

The Times says with Chelsea's transfer ban now scrapped, their ability to make signings may have an impact on players already at the club, who could now be sold to make way for newcomers.

The club’s refusal to cave in to Cole’s wage demands has also been vindicated, for his negotiating position has been weakened considerably because his employers are now free to sign a potential replacement.