Former Chelsea ace urges Cole to join Man Utd

The 28-year-old could leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer as his contract is set to expire.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are among the clubs interested in the midfielder.

Desailly told “A few years ago I would have thought he would go to Arsenal, but now that he is 28 he needs to go to a team that – with him or without him – will succeed, in order to put pressure on him to deliver performances.

“At Arsenal there are younger players and you need to talk to them, surround them and have a positive attitude around them.

“In Joe’s current situation he needs to push on. He doesn’t need to help the others, he needs a club to help him discover his best levels once again. Therefore, I would say Manchester United.”