Joe Cole Focused On World Cup Following Chelsea Shock Exit

Tags: Football 2016/17 League Cup

Published: 17:08 09/06/2010

Following the shock news released today that Chelsea have not offered a new contract to Joe Cole the England midfielder spoke at a press conference at the England training camp in Rustenburg. Cole is playing in his third World Cup and was England's player of the tournament in Germany four years ago . The 28 year old is leaving all speculation about his club future to his agent and is focusing on starting England's opening match against USA on Saturday . Having scored on ten occasions for England in fifty four appearances and scored in England's final warm up game on Monday against the Platinum Stars , Cole is acknowledged as a key player in the England squad . Recent speculation has linked Cole with Manchester United and Arsenal and there will be no shortage of takers for the out of contract star as Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has also expressed interest in signing Cole who first played for Redknapp in his West ham days over ten years ago . Cole is 25/1 with BlueSq to be Top England Scorer at the 2010 World Cup and 12/1 with the same firm to score the 1st goal against USA on Saturday .