Sensational news are out and it has been reported that Real Madrid are confident of prising Ashley Cole away from Chelsea.
According to the London Evening Standard, the Spanish giants are understood to have made a £25million bid for the England international defender before the World Cup and are now ready to step up their efforts.
It is also said that Premier League champions Chelsea continue to insist they are not interested in selling a player who they regard to be the best left-back in the world.
However it is said that the 29-year-old has become increasingly frustrated with his private life being constantly in the media spotlight.
The former Arsenal defender has been at Chelsea for four years and while he has enjoyed his time at Stamford Bridge, sources close to him suggest he wants to move abroad.