Joe Cole on verge of Chelsea return

Chelsea are confident winger Joe Cole will extend his contract at the club.

Chelsea are confident winger Joe Cole will extend his contract at the club.

The England international has been injured since January and his current contract expires next summer but Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon is optimistic he will stay at Stamford Bridge despite speculation suggesting otherwise.

"Joe is just back in training and we are all delighted to see that," he said in the Evening Standard.

"We want, and he wants, to remain at Chelsea."