Reports in England have it that Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole will open talks with both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain this week.
The England international full-back can begin official negotiations with interested parties from the turn of the year as he enters the last six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Interim Coach Rafa Benitez has already made public the club’s expectation that Cole, who was reportedly only offered a one-year extension to stay, will be leaving in the summer.
Both Madrid and PSG have been linked previously with the recently-turned 32-year-old and the Daily Mirror believe today that both will now come in with lucrative three-year offers.
Neither club are certain on who their Coach will be come next season and have both actually been linked with each other’s tactician too, but both Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho have both worked with the defender when at Chelsea.