Cole was linked earlier this week with a move to Premier League new boys QPR on loan, however his wages were seen as a stumbling block, with Liverpool wanting to shift the former England international’s muted £90,000 per-week contract off their wage bill.
Newly rich PSG won’t see Cole’s wage demands as an issue, particularly as they hope to tempt Liverpool into letting him leave on a free transfer – something Liverpool may consider as they look to cut down their over-stocked midfield area and reduce the astronomic wage bill that bit-part players receive at the club – something caused by the previous regime. Although Cole has featured in all of Liverpool’s pre-season fixtures, he suffered a terrible first season at Anfield, and there are doubts as to whether Kenny Dalglish sees a future for him at the club.
The French giants from the capital are now backed by the Qatar Investment Authority, and have already demonstrated their spending power, beating Chelsea to the signature of the much vaunted Argentine Javier Pastore for around £40 million.
Meanwhile PSG’s interest in signing Manchester United striker Berbatov became more of a possibility this week, when United’s manager seemed to suggest that the Bulgarian could move to the French capital. When asked whether Berbatov could play with PSG, a smiling Ferguson replied: ‘Yes. Absolutely, no problem.’