After being released by LA Galaxy, Ashley Cole has become the target of Aston Villa's shock transfer.
The 37-year-old was one of eight players who left the MLS club after they failed to play the game.
Cole weighs his chances and is considered to be interested in returning to England four years after leaving his last Premier League club Chelsea.
Mirror reports that Cole received several offers from the championship clubs before it was even announced that he had left the Galaxy, and Villa said it was one of the parties that wants to sign the former England back.
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Most of the bookmakers have Villa as a sample to reject Cole who could see him reunite with former Johnny Terry, a Chelsea teammate who is Dean Smith's assistant.
Cole earned 107 caps for England between 2001 and 2014, making him the sixth most widespread three lions all the time.
Villa's current first choice left back is Neil Taylor, Welsh International, who has made 13 appearances so far this season.
Villa has tried to sign up for Cole in advance. It was until December 2015, when his brother and blues, then led by Remi Garde, were interested in the left side of Chelsea, who is approaching the end of his time with Italian Roma Roma.
Villa made her intentions clear, was willing to pay the former Arsenal man a significant salary, and at one stage Garde thought that he was a good progress.
But instead of returning to the Premier League Cole selected by the United States, signing for LA Galaxy is because he was not supposed to be part of the team that came to the championship.