Liverpool have set their sights on capturing Ashley Cole this summer, as Chelsea have turned their attentions to Spain in order to bring in his successor.
According to the Express Jose Mourinho wants to bring in Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno during the summer transfer window, which virtually assures that Cole will be departing the club rather than penning an extension on his current deal. As such Liverpool, who are known to be in the market for a new left-back, are plotting a move for him so long as they can fend off competition from Real Madrid and the MLS.
33-year-old Cole has spent the last eight years at Stamford Bridge and broke down in tears following the last home game of this season against Norwich at the weekend. There’s no doubting that he’s been a brilliant club-servant, but with Mourinho looking to once again ensure that Chelsea become the dominant force in English football, it looks as though it will very much be a case of out with the old, in with the new, come the next transfer window.
As his current deal runs out in the coming months he would be an astute capture by Brendan Rodgers. The Anfield boss will be desperate to have his team fighting on all fronts once more next term, and a player of Cole’s experience could work wonders with the back four.