Man Utd, Arsenal, Spurs go for Bosman prospect Cole

Manchester United remain keen on Chelsea's Bosman prospect Joe Cole.

Manchester United remain keen on Chelsea's Bosman prospect Joe Cole.

Chelsea, who plan a major rebuild of their squad this summer too, have still refused to meet Cole's demands for a new deal.

Cole wants his current contract of £80,000 a week to be raised so it is closer in line to the club's other England stars - Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and John Terry.

On that basis, Cole doesn't feel the request of £120,000 a week over four years is unreasonable. But, thus far, he has only be on offered a relatively small rise as the club seeks to install a firmer control on their wage bill.

Along with United, Tottenham and Arsenal are also chasing Cole.