As new Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez confirms that Ashley Cole will leave the club next summer, Paris Saint-Germain briefly lay claim to him.
England full-back Cole has been reported in recent months as struggling to agree terms with the Stamford Bridge outfit over a new contract.
With his currnet deal expiring next summer, the left-back has been linked more than once with a move to Real Madrid.
However, whilst new interim Coach in London, Benitez, confirmed yesterday that the England international is likely to leave, it looks like Madrid have been beaten to the punch.
PSG are another side to have been linked with the star and they posted via their official Twitter account a brief statement declaring an agreement with the player, before taking it down.
“England left-back Ashley Cole will become a Red and Blue player this summer,” read the message that was online for a short while.