Another summer, another transfer drama unfolding with two of the biggest clubs in the world.
Real Madrid will not relent in the pursuit of England international Ashley Cole, but Chelsea's Carlo Ancelotti has vowed to keep him.
How will it all turn out? Here are some reasons Ashley Cole will be in the Spanish capital next season.
Divorce is a tough issue for anyone to deal with, and in the case of the Coles it is something that is plastered all over the tabloids.
The messy divorce with his wife, Cheryl, is something that has bothered Ashley since before the World Cup. Leaving the country could provide some relief.
Arsenal fans, and to a lesser extent everyone else, do not refer to him as "Cashley" Cole for no reason.
He left Highbury for a big pay raise, and his sensational form could see him get another large pay raise should he head to Madrid.
Though Roman Abramovich is no slouch when it comes to paying high wages, Madrid can pay a sum that even the Russian owner may deem excessive.
Jose Mourinho is almost universally loved by his former charges at Chelsea, and Cole is among them.
With Mourinho now taking over the reins at Real Madrid, it has sparked numerous rumors that his former players are all dying to play under him again.
The "Special One" may have the personality to lure Cole to Madrid and make for a spectacular attacking full back-duo with Sergio Ramos.
Newsflash: Chelsea want Kaka!
Chelsea have long coveted the Brazilian playmaker, and with the coach that turned him into the best player in the world at one point in charge rumors are at all-time high concerning Kaka finally coming to Stamford Bridge.
If it came down to switching the two, how many think that Ancelotti and Abramovich wouldn't jump at the trade?
One does not get to be one of the greatest at their craft without having some sort of competitive drive.
Ashley Cole has won everything there is to win in England, but like Thierry Henry before him he is missing that coveted Champions League Winner's Medal.
With Mourinho now in charge at the world's largest club, this could be his chance to finally get his hands on one.
Whether or not the imperious left-back makes a move this summer, the continuing transfer war between Chelsea and Real Madrid should make for an exciting show to watch until the transfer window closes.