Ashley Cole is considering making the switch to America.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is considering a move to MLS with both LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls keen on bringing the defender to America, according to the Mirror.
The England international is approaching 33-years-old and is out of contract next summer – with it being unlikely that a new deal is offered.
Cole has always been keen to end the player’s career in the USA and Red Bulls have a space for a new ‘marquee’ signing; with the Englishman’s former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill filling the other places.
However, they face strong competition from LA Galaxy who themselves have a former Premier League ace in Robbie Keane.
Cole has struggled to find form this season and manager Jose Mourinho has axed the full-back from the Blues first team as a result.
Cezar Azpilicueta – who is generally a right-back – has been filling in on the left side of defence and has impressed.
The west London club are looking into buying a new left-back in the January transfer window and Cole can also start speaking to foreign clubs in the new year.
As well as falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge the defender has also found it tough to compete for a place in the Three Lions national team.
After impressing for a number of years Everton ace Leighton Baines is Roy Hodgson’s preferred choice and with Cole struggling domestically that is unlikely to change any time soon.
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