Ashley Cole, Paris Bound.....?
It was reported widely on the Internet early Saturday morning (UK time) that the official Paris Saint-Germain Twitter account (@PSG_inside) had either intentionally as a joke or by mistake "leaked" a quip about Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole. The report can be seen here, via the Daily Mail.
The tweet, which was quickly deleted, appeared to translate to "English left back Ashley Cole will become a Red and Blue player this summer."
Ashley Cole and current club partner Frank Lampard had earlier in the day been associated with a move away from Chelsea FC in the summer. This was later confirmed by new interim manager Rafael Benítez.
A number of blogs and Internet sites ran the picture. Unknown at the moment is the reaction of both Chelsea and PSG fans, as the incident occurred shortly after midnight.
One of the best quality pictures of the tweet can be seen here: http://t.co/9fhmPAYU.
The England international has been linked with the Paris giants all month after the French club are reportedly due to offer him £250,000 per week to sign.
Cole, who joined Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal in 2006, has won a Premier League title, four FA Cups and the Champions League during his spell at Stamford Bridge.