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Real Madrid Ready to Challenge PSG for Chelsea Left-Back Ashley Cole

Mourinho eyeing former charge.

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Jose Mourinho wants Real Madrid to make a bid for Ashley Cole in January.

MirrorFootball revealed in August that Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti was targeting his old Chelsea left-back.

Now, another former ­Stamford Bridge manager is trying to steal the 31-year-old England stalwart from under PSG’s noses.

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.

It is believed he was seriously considering a switch to PSG, but could be tempted by Real if they make a move.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Ashley Cole is looking increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge in the next twelve months, as owner Roman Abramovic sticks to his absurd policy of refusing to offer new deals to over-30s.

The England international may not be as spritely as he once was but Cole remains a consistent performer at the highest level and Chelsea’s loss would undoubtedly be Real Madrid or PSG’s gain.

The Blues have Ryan Bertrand in reserve but, at 23, the young England star has shown few signs that he will ever reach Cole’s formidable level.

Both PSG and Real are managed by former Chelsea bosses in Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho respectively and their interest in the former Arsenal star is a testament to Cole’s talents.

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