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Ashley Cole wanted by New York Red Bulls

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MLS side New York Red Bulls are considering a January move for AS Roma left-back Ashley Cole with the Englishman struggling to impress during his early days in Italy.

The veteran defender left Chelsea in the summer after his contract expired at Stamford Bridge, and despite having big offers from America, the left-back admitted that he wasn't ready to leave Europe as of yet.

Snubbed

The 33-year-old snubbed several clubs from the MLS and instead, chose to join Serie A side, AS Roma, but despite just a few months into his Italian venture, the Englishman could already be planning his exit.

According to reports, officials at Roma haven't been impressed by the ex-Chelsea star and could be willing to sell him on in the New Year.

Cole was subbed during the Italian side's 7-1 mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich midweek in the Champions League, and his career in Serie A could be cut short.

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If Roma do choose to sell the veteran, his only option may be the MLS with New York Red Bulls keen on signing him in January.

MLS Growth

Cole famously said: 'I'm not ready to relax on the beach just yet' when talking about the level of competition in American football, but he may have to eat those words if Roma are considering selling him.

New York Red Bulls, who already have ex-Premier League stars in their team, are the favourites to sign Cole if he does move, and he could become the third big former-Premier League star to join the club.

Lure

NYRB already have ex-Everton star, Tim Cahill and also ex-Arsenal star, Thierry Henry, and Cole could become the third to join their club.

One Premier League legend is set for an American adventure as Frank Lampard's career in the MLS is set to get underway in the New Year, and he could be joined by his former team-mate, Cole.

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