Old Trafford side interested in Stamford Bridge defender.
Ashley Cole contract talks alert Man United
Talks have yet to begin over a new contract at Chelsea and that puts Cole in a very strong position. The 31-year-old may be getting on but he is still the best left-back in the Premier League and arguably Europe. He often gets praise for his attacking skills but his defensive attributes have come to the fore in a Chelsea side that was often stretched this year and his displays for England were close on impeccable.
All the world’s top clubs will be interested to see what develops. Manchester United are desperate for a left-back while Manchester City, Real Madrid and both Milan clubs would be also. He could attract offers now or sit tight until next summer and leave on a free and take a lucrative pay-off to his career.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Not quite sure where this came from. The Daily Mail seem to invented a connection between Man United and Chelsea veteran Ashley Cole that just doesn’t appear to make a great deal of sense. Whilst it’s true that as yet the 31 year old is still to put pen to paper on a new contract it seems more likely that a move abroad could be on the cards if the England man decides to quit Stamford Bridge.
Perhaps the link exists purely because a number of left-backs have been speculated as being Sir Alex Ferguson targets to replace Partrice Evra either in short or long term. The French international, though still consistent, is perhaps not the player he was 18 months ago, hence Everton’s Leighton Baines being a known Man United target but clearly given that Cole is indeed older than the Old Trafford star.
Ashley Cole is also a player that Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club would not want to lose and an offer will surely be made for the defender who has spent six successful seasons at the West London club, making 250 appearances in the process and securing every trophy possible in that period.
A move to Man United is just not a possibility and the same can be said for Man City but perhaps a move to Spain or Italy are plausible come next summer if Cole still hasn’t signed a new deal.
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