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Cole's escape route lies in choosing between Real Madrid, Barcelona

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London, Feb.23 (ANI): Angry Chelsea star Ashley Cole can escape from his personal problems by choosing between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Both Spanish giants are monitoring his situation closely and are ready to meet Chelsea's 25-million-pound valuation, reports The Sun.ole's marriage to pop star wife Cheryl looks doomed after his sleazy string of affairs, and he is looking for a way out of England.

Madrid first expressed their interest in the England star when he signed for Chelsea from Arsenal in August 2006.

They remain desperate for a left back and, if ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho takes over as expected in the summer, Cole would be the ideal target.ole, 29, could expect to earn up to 150,000-pounds-a-week at the Bernabeu.elations between Chelsea and the player are already strained.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich was furious to learn Cole had smuggled girls into team hotels and is now expected to fine him two weeks' wages of around 200,000-pounds for damaging the club's image.

Chelsea feel let down by their international defender, though boss Carlo Ancelotti will fight to keep the man he rates the world's best left-back. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 17:12 [IST]
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