“The Unfaithful”, as he is known in England, former Arsenal defender may continue his career in Italy…
Ashley Cole’s England career could be in jeopardy after he made an astonishing response on Twitter to criticism of his role in the John Terry racism case.
The independent Football Association regulatory commission said there were discrepancies in Cole’s initial statement to FA interviewers of what he heard Anton Ferdinand say to Terry compared to a later statement. Cole responded on his official Twitter account on Friday afternoon: “Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT****”.
Despite deleting the tweet in question and issuing an apology to the FA, Chelsea’s defender is almost certainly going to face some punishment of his own here as well. This is where Milan step into the story, as the Italian giants have reportedly expressed interest in offering Cole an escape route.
According to unnamed English sources, Milan could take advantage of this mess and try to lure the England international in January. The 31-year-old left-back is out of contract next summer and Chelsea would prefer to sell him rather let him leave on a free transfer.
Reports claim that the English defender would take the opportunity to move to the Italian side. However, in order to make this happen, he will be forced to take a pay-cut and reduce his current salary.
Milan already have Luca Antonini and Djamel Mesbah on that position, while they are waiting for talented Mattia De Sciglio to gain experience, as well. Moreover, what Milan really need is Ashley Cole – the perfect solution to the everlasting left-back problem.