Harry Redknapp has reportedly confirmed making contact with the agent of Chelsea and England midfielder, Joe Cole.
Cole is available on a free transfer at the end of the month after Chelsea confirmed they would not be offering him a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
Redknapp has previously stated his interest in his former protege, but was unsure if he would be able to bring him to White Hart Lane.
He was under the belief that Manchester United had wrapped up a deal for Cole, but the Trafford-based side have ruled out any deal for him.
But now Redknapp has confirmed in his Sun column that he has stepped up his efforts to land Cole.
“We’ve declared our interest in Joe to his agent, but that is as far as it has gone.
“We are told Joe doesn’t want to talk to anyone about any move until after the World Cup is over.”
Arsenal still remain favourites to capture Cole’s signiture, whilst his former club West Ham have also expressed an interest.
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