Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe admits he would love to see Joe Cole in a Spurs shirt next season.
The 27-year-old forward is keen to see the out-of-contract midfielder make the switch to White Hart Lane this summer, following his release from Chelsea.
Cole, 28, has been linked with a number of clubs, but London-based Tottenham and rivals Arsenal are thought to be leading the chase.
The former West Ham attacker only started 14 Premier League games for Chelsea last term and was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Following England's departure from the World Cup, Cole can now focus on sorting out his domestic future, and Three Lions team-mate Defoe wants him onboard.
"When we were in South Africa (you could see) every day his passion and his drive to want to improve," he told Sky Sports News.
"In training he was sharp and he was strong, he just loves football - that's Joe. So if we could get someone like that at the club it would be good for everyone."
Cole could be persuaded to move to Spurs after they finished fourth last season and qualified for a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Defoe admits the lure of top European football is a great boost for Tottenham, and he cannot wait to get started in the competition.
He added: "That's massive for everyone at the club, I'm really looking forward to that, it's really early in the season.
"We want to have a good run in the league as well, last year was fantastic and I really think we can do it again."