Former Chelsea & Arsenal Star Heads To Rome For Transfer Talks

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107-time England international to discuss a contract with the Serie A runners up.

Free agent Ashley Cole is set to hold transfer talks with AS Roma, according to the Daily Mail.

Cole, 33, was released by Chelsea earlier this summer, ending a successful eight-year spell with the Blues, during which he won one Premier League title, four FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League and one Europa League.

Although he was omitted from England’s World Cup squad, a snub which led to him retiring from international football, Cole, who won 107 senior caps with the Three Lions, still has plenty to offer.

He does not seem to be short of offers, with Liverpool, AS Monaco, AC Milan and Barcelona all having been credited with interest.

Cole was also linked with a return to former club Arsenal, despite upsetting the Gunners when he left to join Chelsea in 2006.

However, Cole is now set to formally discuss a deal with Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season.

Roma had an incredible defensive record last term, conceding just 25 goals in 38 league games, keeping 21 clean sheets in the process.

Cole is expected to be offered a two-year contract by Roma, who have not won Serie A since 2001, although they have finished as runners up on seven occasions since then, including in 2006 when placings were altered after the discovery of the match-fixing scandal.

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