Ever since the news broke that Chelsea’s left-back Ashley Cole contract negotiations broke down due to the terms, he has been linked with a whole host of clubs and now it seems that former blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen to take him to Spanish side Real Madrid.
Mourinho needs a top signing to replace Marcelo, who will be out for months with a broken foot
Cole has yet to be offered a new deal by the Blues and it would appear they do not want to give the England defender more than 12 months, in line with a new club policy on over-30s.
That means Cole could be a free agent in the summer. (Daily Mirror)
Regarded as the best left-back in the business, Cole would be a big loss to Chelsea and he would be very hard to replace. But how cheeky is it that Jose Mourinho plans on raiding his former club for one of its biggest stars? If the Madrid boss does take the contract rebel to Spain though, then the blues must get as much as they can for him.