Generally regarded as one of the best left backs the country has ever produced, Ashley Cole left a huge gulf in quality when he left the Prem for Roma, but he could be on his way back, and it's not where you think.
According to the Daily Star, Crystal Palace are lining up an audacious loan bid for the former England international.
Cole is familiar with Selhurst Park, enjoying a successful loan spell with Palace in 2000 before breaking through to the Arsenal first team. Could we see him spend his twilight years back at the club? It's a big ask from Warnock, but stranger things have happened in football.
The Daily Express are reporting that Cole has no interest in joining Palace, however.