Cole may keep options open with City and United keen – report

Real Madrid and Paris ­Saint-Germain are to open talks with Ashley Cole about a ­summer move, according to the Sunday Mirror.

It is claimed both clubs are willing to offer the Chelsea star a three-year contract but that he may keep his options open, with Manchester United and Manchester City apparently monitoring the situation.

There has been speculation about Cole’s future as his contract expires at the end of the season and he is yet to agree a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

The Sunday Mirror also say Chelsea believe they will sign striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid for £40m, while the Sunday Telegraph suggest the Blues are now favourites to sign Newcastle’s Demba Ba.

And the Sunday People say Chelsea will have to wait until the summer if they want Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle, as the German club have apparently refused to sell him in January.

Meanwhile, QPR want to sign Mevlut Erdinc from French club Rennes, the People say.

It is claimed R’s boss Harry Redknapp is keen to capture the forward along with Joe Cole and West Ham’s Mohamed Diame.

Everton’s ­Sylvain Distin is again linked with a move to Loftus Road, this time by the Sunday Mirror, who suggest he is a back-up option if Rangers fail to land Tottenham’s Michael Dawson.

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