CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock would take Roma left-back Ashley Cole on loan - if the Italian giants allow the move.
Speculation on Wednesday morning linked the 33-year-old former England defender with the Eagles.
Cole's agent David Manessah was quoted on Wednesday lunchtime that his client would not be moving to Selhurst Park, but when asked about the rumours, Warnock revealed his admiration for the ex-Chelsea and Arsenal ace.
And he would definitely be keen on bringing Cole back to SE25 following his loan spell as a 19-year-old back in the early part of 2000.
"I'd definitely have him," Warnock exclusively told the Advertiser.
"Absolutely, I'd have him tomorrow if I could. I don't think it will happen but I would have him, I think he's super."
For more from Warnock on his transfer targets, do not miss Friday's Croydon Advertiser.
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)