Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is urging the club to sign Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole .
According to the Sun, Mourinho has told Real general manager Jorge Valdano to offer £20 million or a part-exchange deal involving Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
“Talk surrounding Cole coming here is not confined to the media,” the paper quoted a Real source as saying. “Mourinho wants people with experience and confidence and Ashley fits the bill.”
Ancelotti is keen on keeping the player, yesterday calling him the best left-back in the world.
And despite problems in Cole’s private life with his split from wife Cheryl, Ancelotti is convinced he will stay at Chelsea.
“If a player is not happy, I’ll find a way to make things better. Maybe I’ll tell him a joke,” he said. “But I think Ashley will stay. He has never said he is not happy.”