Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Ashley Cole as "the best left-back in the world" amid renewed reports linking the Chelsea star with a move to Paris St Germain.

PSG boss Ancelotti, who managed Cole for two years at Stamford Bridge, insisted rumours his big-spending side were interested in signing top players was "normal".

Speaking to ESPN STAR Sports, the Italian said: "Ashley Cole is the best left-back in the world at the moment."

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