Man United consider SHOCK swoop for ex Chelsea and Arsenal star

Manchester United are considering a move for former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole, Express reports.

The English left-back is currently plying his trade for AS Roma in the Italian Serie A, but Cole could make a return to the Premier League as soon as January.

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Sources from Italy suggest that Roma coach Rudi Garcia does not believe Cole fits his high tempo strategy, and has asked whether the club can find a replacement.

The former Gunner has found it difficult to settle to life in Italy after leaving Chelsea on a free during the summer, with the Blues unwilling to extend his contract.

Cole has been claimed to want a move back to his home country, which has alerted Manchester United with manager Louis van Gaal keen to add some competition for 19-year-old wonderkid Luke Shaw.

The Red Devils have been suffering from a rather large number of injuries in defence lately and Cole would be a fine addition to the United back-line.


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