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Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole is reportedly attracting interest from Liverpool over a free transfer move to Anfield this summer.
The 33-year-old left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and thus able to speak to clubs now. Reports surrounding Liverpool’s interest began in December and surfaced again last week.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers knows Cole from his time at Chelsea as a coach and, according to reports, has shown interest in the out-of-favour former Arsenal player.
Left-back is clearly an area of need for Rodgers this summer, with Aly Cissokho unlikely to be signed on a permanent deal once his loan spell ends and first choice Jose Enrique having spent most of the season on the treatment table.
Even when fit, not many supporters are convinced by the Spaniard anyway. That’s meant Jon Flanagan has actually been Liverpool’s best left-back this season, despite being a right-back naturally.
Glen Johnson’s imminent return from injury will likely see Flanag...
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With Jose Mourinho recently stating that Cesar Azpilicueta is he preferred left-back it makes Ashley Cole’s position untenable.
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Mourinho claims Chelsea star is now only his second choice - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that left back Ashley Cole will have to accept the bit-part role at the club, because of the continued good form of Cesar Azpilicueta.
Cole started as the first choice left-back this season, while Azpilicueta struggled to force his way into...