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Ashley Cole heading for Italy as former Chelsea defender opens talks with Roma

Ashley Cole is a
free agent after
leaving Chelsea
The left-back has been
linked with MLS franchises
as well as Monaco
Roma have stolen a march
on securing Cole's services
and have opened talks
Roma have firmed up their interest
in Ashley Cole and he is heading
to the Italian capital ahead of talks
over a two-year deal.
The 33-year-old is a free agent
after leaving Chelsea and has also
had interest from Monaco and MLS
Cole, who spent eight years at
Stamford Bridge after joining from
Arsenal, had been linked with a
return to north London while
Liverpool was also touted as a
possible destination.
Barcelona and AC Milan were also
reported to be monitoring his
Cole has had a holiday after
retired from England duty on 107
caps when he was left out of Roy
Hodgson's squad for Brazil. The
manager selected Everton's
Leighton Baines as his first-choice
left-back and took Southampton
teenager Luke Shaw as back-up.

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