Man United have been linked with a shock January move for former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole.
The former England international was reported to have been a free agent, but the Irish Independent claims the 34-year-old is still under contract with Serie A giants AS Roma.
Daily Express reports that Cole has been linked with a move to the Red Devils during the winter transfer window as a short-term replacement for the injured Luke Shaw.
Shaw suffered a double leg fracture during United’s 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
While Cole has considerable Premier League experience, the veteran made just 11 Serie A appearances for Roma last season and is yet to feature this term.
United have also been linked with a move for Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, with the youngster impressing in the Championship with the Yorkshire outfit.
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