MADRID - Real Madrid are eyeing Chelsea's left-sided England defender Ashley Cole to boost their defence for next season, a Spanish newspaper said yesterday.
"The Englishman from Chelsea is the player for the job. He is one of the best players in the world and wants to come to Spain," sports daily Marca said, without identifying its sources.
It said the English Premiership club "is ready to listen to offers". Cole, 29, is not the only left-back targeted by Real, though the former Arsenal player is top of their list.
Marca said Real are also keen on Manchester United's French international Patrice Evra, who could cost "about ß20million" (R202,7million) and Lazio's Serbian player Aleksandar Kolarov.
The Spanish club is top of the Primera Liga on goal difference from Barcelona. - Sapa-AFP