Ashley Cole already wants to leave AS Roma

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Chelsea reject Ashley Cole is already considering a move away from Italy less than one month after making his Serie 'A' debut for AS Roma.

The 33-year-old defender penned a two-year contract at Stadio Olimpico after his Blues contract expired over the summer, but is contemplating a swift exit after failing to settle in the capital.

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According to local newspaper La Repubblica, Cole could leave Rome as early as January with MLS sides Orlando City and Toronto FC both reportedly courting his signature.

His departure would come as a huge shock after the left-back declared upon his arrival in Italy that he didn't want to just 'sit on the beach' - stating his desire to win more trophies with Rudi Garcia's side after turning down the chance to cross the Atlantic.

Chelsea gossip:

Chelsea are ready to open talks with Aston Villa wonderkid Jack Grealish after the 18-year-old stalled on signing a £5,000-a-week deal with his current employers. (Metro)

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring the talented teenager to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has revealed that Blues boss Jose Mourinho 'really wanted' to keep him at Stamford Bridge this season. (Daily Star)

The 19-year-old, who made his debut for the club last season, opted against going out on loan despite seeing as many as 26 other players leave west London on a temporary basis throughout the summer.

Mehdi Benatia has revealed that Chelsea wanted to sign him this summer before he completed his £21 million switch to German champions Bayern Munich. (Daily Express)

The Morocco international held serious talks with officials at former club AS Roma regarding his future at Stadio Olimpico, and despite the 27-year-old stating his desire to remain in Italy was supposedly told he would be sold as the club needed to raise money.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is being lined up to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid if the Portuguese superstar leaves the Santiago Bernabeu next summer. (Daily Star)

The Blues star is top of manager Carlo Ancelotti's wish list, but will cost the Spanish giants at least £60 million to lure him from Stamford Bridge.

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