Newcastle are again linked with Roma and former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole – who turns 35 just before Christmas.
And while we were linked with Cole in the summer we doubt whether Newcastle are really interested in the former world-class left-back, who is currently at Roma – with one year left on his contract.
Ashley Cole – now at Roma
Cole has not made an appearance yet for Roma this season and is simply struggling to play in Rome after he appeared only 16 appearances last season – his first season in Rome.
There is a report in Corriere dello Sport that Roma are trying to offload the former England International in January – so that’s hardly surprising.
There was a report that Newcastle has bid for Cole in the summer bit that he turned a move to Newcastle down.
As we said before we’d be very surprised if any of this news is accurate with Newcastle having three young players in Paul Dummett, Sadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu fighting for the left back spot at Newcastle.
This seems like the Andy Carroll story that comes up in every transfer window – so we’ll be linked with Cole in January and maybe even next summer too – when he will be a free agent again.
We’d be shocked if there is any truth in this report about Newcastle being after the soon to be 35 year-old.
What do you think?