Aston Villa midfielder Joe Cole could see his loan deal at Coventry City extended until January, according to the Coventry Telegraph.
The veteran playmaker linked up with the League One side in October and has so far made three appearances under Tony Mowbray, scoring a sensational free-kick in the 4-3 win over Barnsley in the process.
Cole is supposed to return to Villa this weekend, but he looks unlikely to have a future under new boss Remi Garde.
And Mowbray is hoping he can convince the Premier League club to extend the 34-year-old’s deal to January, telling the Coventry Telegraph: “[Joe’s] had a chat with Villa, [assistant] Mark Venus has had a chat with Villa, and I think the best option at the moment is to take it to January, try to get him to a physical condition where he can play football matches for us and stop chasing games.”
Cole’s move to Coventry City in October came as a surprise to many given the fact he had enjoyed such an illustrious career in the top flight.
The former England international - who has 56 caps to his name and appeared at three World Cup finals - helped himself to three Premier League titles with Chelsea before playing for Liverpool and French outfit Lille, while also enjoying two spells with boyhood club West Ham United.