ROMA defender Ashley Cole has been linked with a sensational loan move back to England with Crystal Palace.
It is no secret the Eagles are on the lookout for a left-back. Cole was linked with a move to Selhurst Park in the summer, 15 years after he played for the club on loan from Arsenal in the early part of 2000.
It is thought his wages could be a stumbling block and that he would have to take a 50 per cent cut should he decide on moving back to the Premier League.
Cole has been left out of the Roma starting XI for the past month.