Liverpool to begin talks over shock summer transfer

Ashley Cole Chelsea fans are looking up from their pints here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that Liverpool are keen on one of their defenders, whom they are about to begin talks with.

Brendan Rodgers and his board are apparently chasing Ashley Cole, who is of course facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.

The England international has seen his star fall this term, with a substantial amount of time spent on the bench.

We have of course also seen the rise of Cesar Azpilicueta and the constant links to Southampton’s Luke Shaw, meaning that our punters think Cole’s days at Chelsea are numbered.

Rodgers is keen on bringing a left back in this summer and is aware that the experience Cole brings to the side, not to mention the fact that he still has considerable talent as a defender, could make this a major coup.

Another plus for the Reds would be the fact that Cole is out of contract and therefore available on a free, leaving the side to spend their cash elsewhere.

They would also be able to offer Cole a chance at not only challenging for the title but also Champions League football which the player is known to want to keep playing in.

Could Liverpool really pull off the surprise signing of Ashley Cole this summer? Would Jose Mourinho really sell to a Premier League title rival? Let us know your thoughts below.

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