Date: 1st August 2017 at 11:08pm
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Ashley Cole has recently spoken of his thought process regarding joining Harry Redknapp down at St. Andrews, and he has admitted that it is a move he hasn`t ruled out.

However is this switch anything other than rumour, and is it likely to happen?

My feelings are that due to Harry`s recent bid for Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan, and the unlikely chance of Jonathan Grounds and Cheick Keita wanting to move on soon, Cole is probably not much more than a rumour.

Links with clubs are rife at this frantic time of the transfer window, and it is hard to see why Blues would lodge a bid for Bryan and need another left-back.

There is little doubt that Cole would be a valuable asset for any Championship side, after all he is a Champions League winner and has a great pedigree.

Some might argue that he may be slightly off the pace if he were to re-join English football from the MLS, but I think the gulf is less than it once was.

The MLS is a growing league; the standard and interest of American ‘soccer` improves constantly. That said, it would perhaps be unwise to bring him in so close to the start of the season.

The double bid lodged on Tuesday afternoon is a positive sign that Redknapp is being supported financially by the board, and hopefully this will materialise into two new players donning the royal blue.

Regarding Cole, this is nothing more than a rumour in my opinion, and we`ve all learned not to take links with ex-Chelsea defenders too seriously this window anyway.

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