Real Madrid ‘to offer Chelsea defender a two-year deal’

Real Madrid ‘to offer Chelsea defender a two-year deal’


British newspaper Metro has claimed Real Madrid have offered Ashley Cole a two-year contract worth 12 million euros.

The British international left-back is leaving Chelsea this summer, as his contract expires, and he has reportedly received up to eight offers.

The 33-year-old has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu as Fabio Coentrao’s replacement, although recent rumours suggest the Portuguese will stay in Madrid, thus leaving no need for Los Blancos to sign another left-back.

Yet, Metro claims Carlo Ancelotti, who already coached Cole at Chelsea, might have offered the Englishman six million euros per season for him to spend two years at the Spanish capital. If this was confirmed, that would mean either Coentrao or Marcelo would leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Cole hasn’t had a good season at Stamford Bridge. He’s made 26 appearances, only 17 of them in the league. Right-back Cesar Azpilicueta has often played on the left, displacing the Englishman to the bench.

Jose Mourinho has apparently decided he will not count on Cole for his future Chelsea project, as Chelsea will not offer him a contract extension.

Cole has admitted in his Twitter account that the West London side is not one of his options for next season. Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs interested in bringing him.