Serie A giants Roma are pushing former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole to a cut-price exit from Stadio Olimpico when the transfer business resumes in January, according to talkSPORT.
The left-back reportedly turned down a late offer from Premier League side Newcastle United on transfer deadline day.
The former England international joined the Italian heavyweights almost a year ago as a free agent on a two-year deal after his Chelsea contract lapsed.
Things started off well for the veteran striker as he seemed to be a splendid addition to the squad.
However, Cole was not able to maintain the first impression he made in the Italian Capital, and his performance continue to diminish over months—truncated by a horrible season in the Champions League.
Following a protracted stint of poor performance, Cole soon found himself thinking about his next destination while sitting on the bench most of the times.
The former Arsenal ace could make only 11 league appearances during his debut campaign.
Cole has less than a year remaining on his Roma contract and almost certainly will not get fresh terms, which could tempt him to grab even a cut-price transfer opportunity if he gets one in the new year.
In addition to dropping him from the Champions League squad, Roma has also scrubbed his name from the website as well, giving a clear indication that Cole is no more an active part of the club.