Cole has operation

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 04 January 2007
Joe Cole is at home recovering from an operation on his foot.
He went under the knife on Monday and it's anybody's guess as to when he will return to first team action.
With the January transfer window open, it's speculation time.
Top of the list is of course a seasoned central defender.
Sol Campbell is the latest on the list and at 32, the former Arsenal and England man won't cost too much.
But Portsmouth, as ever, are playing down the possible move with boss Harry Redknapp stating no one has been in contact about Sol.
Well he would say that.
It could be the end of the road for SWP according to some sources.
West Ham are the likely suitors.
But to be honest, Shaun is better off with us and has stated that he has no wish to leave.
I suspect if West Ham made an offer in the £10m region, chief executive Peter Kenyon might be tempted.
But being tempted and completing the move are two different things ,and Wright-Phillips will have to be convinced that relegation-haunted West Ham are a good prospect.
SWP's England career is at stake and a spell in he Championship will do him no good at all.
Stay Shaun. We all love you.

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