AS Roma on the verge of signing Ashley Cole [Di Marzio]

Widespread reports this morning indicate that Ashley Cole is set for a move to Italian side AS Roma.

According to Gianluca di Marzio, the deal could be wrapped up by Monday with the club looking for a left-back and willing to pay the former England international a handsome amount as well as offer him Champions League football.

Cole is apparently set to sign a two year deal at the club with the option of a third and had been linked with a host of top European sides since being released by Chelsea at the end of last season.