It is looking increasingly likely that Ashley Cole will be playing for Real Madrid this season. The Merengues are reportedly willing to offer a £30million bid for him.
If he goes, he will re-unite with Jose Mourinho, responsible for bringing him to Chelsea in the infamous "tapping" case. Iker Casillas was quite bullish about Cole's prospects:
Spain stopper Casillas, 29, added: "A clean break from England is hopefully something he is very interested in.
"It will be his last big contract and who better to sign for than his old coach Mourinho at Real.
For Cole, this move might be out of necessity. He is increasingly out of sorts with an English public not taking kindly once his tweet saying he hated the country and its people came to light. A split with ex-wife Cheryl has also turned sour.
He'll get better wages, pay less taxes, what else can Cole want? He may have to be wary about the public though. There is a bit more racism in Spain to contend with as both Cole and Shaun Wright Phillips know.