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Real Madrid and Barcelona Want Ashley Cole Even If His Wife Does Not

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Ashley Cole of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on September 20, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Daniel GoochAnalyst IFebruary 23, 2010

Ashley Cole can escape all of his problems in England with a move to Spain to play for Real Madrid or FC Barcelona.

Both of the Spanish giants have been looking at him lately and would meet his £25 million price tag.

After his split with wife Cheryl Cole, what's keeping him from leaving Chelsea?

Madrid are in deperate need of a left-back, and have been looking at Cole ever since he moved from Arsenal to Chelsea back in 2006.

If Jose Mourinho takes over as Real Madrid manager (as predicted) in the summer, Cole would be the ideal target for him.

Cole's and Chelsea's relationship has gone down hill dramatically in recent times.

The reports all over the UK newspapers about his personal life has resulted in him receiving a £200,000 fine.

If he joins either of the Spanish teams he could potentially be receiving around £150,000 a week; that's £50,000 more than at the Stamford Bridge club.

Regarded as one of the best left-backs in the world, teams will be pouring over him this summer, meaning Chelsea will surely have a hard time if they want to keep hold of him for next season.

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