Ashley Cole is weighing up a move to the United States – with New York Red Bulls leading the race for his signature, writes Dave Kidd in the Sunday People. The Chelsea and England left-back is facing an uncertain future for club and country – as revealed by Sunday People Sport last week. Red Bulls have a vacancy for one of their three designated ‘marquee’ players and know that Cole has always been keen to end his career in Major League Soccer. They want to link Cole up with his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry in the January window before the new MLS season starts in early March. LA Galaxy are also keen to sign Cole, who has won 106 England caps but is now facing the prospect of being frozen out of Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. Cole, who turns 33 this month, is out of contract at the Stamford Bridge club in the summer and is unlikely to be offered a new deal. He has been axed by Blues boss Jose Mourinho since a poor performance at Newcastle a month ago and the relationship between player and manager is said to be ‘strained’. England boss Hodgson was also concerned by Cole’s lack of sharpness when he played against Germany last month and could make the shock decision to leave him out of his World Cup squad altogether.
Chelsea's Ashley Cole considering transfer to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls
Daily Mirror | Dec 1