It appears as though Kenny Dalglish may offer Joe Cole to French outfit Lille in a last attempt to land Belgian wonderkid Eden Hazard, the playmaker wanted by the biggest clubs in Europe.
According to a report on the Mirror Football website, with Cole becoming more and more influential for the club he is on loan with, the former Chelsea man may want to make the deal a permanent one.
After two goals and four assists in the ten league matches he has played so far, the 56-cap England international has been a leading light and, just this week, Lille president Michel Seydoux outlined his admiration.
“It is not a certainty that he will leave us at the end his contract,” he said.
"If he has a certain good feeling with Lille and we can make him an interesting offer, this is something we will look into."
On the future of Hazard, the 20 year-old playmaking sensation who already has 25 caps for Belgium and helped Lille to the Ligue 1 title last season, Seydoux was uncertain.
"We would like to keep Hazard too, and if he still sees a challenge here, then he could stay,” he added. “It's probable, though, that he will leave the club after this season, as there’s plenty of interest.
"Will €50million be enough? Nobody is irreplaceable and there are solutions for that kind of money."