Liverpool go for Chelsea contract rebel Joe Cole

Liverpool are chasing Chelsea contract rebel Joe Cole.

Liverpool are chasing Chelsea contract rebel Joe Cole.

The Daily Mail says Cole is known to have infuriated Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with his wage demands during preliminary contract talks.

The 28-year-old is potentially one of the best Bosman free transfers on the market and Liverpool, who are driving to bolster their English contingent, have earmarked the skilful Londoner as a potential signing.

Cole, who has struggled to hold down a Chelsea first-team place under Carlo Ancelotti, would give the club Premier League experience, plus the star quality that would appease disillusioned fans.