Liverpool linked with audacious swoop for Chelsea defender

Liverpool linked with audacious swoop for Chelsea defender

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Ashley Cole set to sign new deal at Chelsea

Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for out-of-favour Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, with Brendan Rodgers looking to strengthen the Liverpool defence this summer.


Cole, 33, has dropped behind Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, with the Spaniard poignantly not even a natural left-back. Now the Daily Mail has claimed that Liverpool could try and prise the England International away from West London at the end of the season. 

Liverpool’s attack has been the talk of the town this season, but their rearguard still seems shaky at times. Kolo Toure has come in for some stern criticism after some rather haphazard displays of late, while they have had to alternate full-backs this season, with right-back Glen Johnson playing on the left side of defence for the 3-0 victory at Southampton.

Chelsea stalwart Cole will be out of contract come the end of the season, and while Jose Mourinho predicts that the former Arsenal man ‘probably will’ be offered a new contract, Rodgers is primed to pounce if the Blues decide against offering Cole a new contract.

Read more – John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole set for new Chelsea deals

Liverpool are also being linked with a move for Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen, with the Belgian international rumoured to be considering his long term future.

What do you think? Would the defensive pair be good signings for Liverpool? Let me know in the comments below..

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  1. liverpool summer
    reina 10
    agger 10
    enrique 8
    allen 15
    borini 10
    assaidi 4
    coutinho 20
    lucas 15

    vertonghen 20
    moreno 18
    balanta 10
    schneiderlin 10
    isco 30
    krkic 5
    vietto 10
    song 15
    verratti 25


    • Johnson and Mignolet should go too, Sakho and Vertonghen are both left footers, so they would’nt work. Mind you, i know it’s only a fantasy you have.

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