Manchester United fans are given a sense of optimism heading into the Football Transfer Tavern this evening as the The Express reveals that Louis van Gaal could make a shock move for Roma’s Ashley Cole.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea star is heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League and a move to Old Trafford would yield some much-needed competition for Luke Shaw at left back .
Surprisingly it is Giallorossi boss Rudi Garcia who is forcing Cole out of the Stadio Olimpico as he feels the English star does not have the attributes to fit in with his highly intense style of play.
And as a result of struggling to settle into life in Serie A, it is apparent that the 33-year-old is seeking a move back to the Premier League as he feels he has a lot more to offer before retirement.
And it is thought that van Gaal is keen to provide Cole a January escape route as he hopes to bring more experience and strength into his frail looking back line.
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