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Report: Ashley Cole "in discussions" to return to LA Galaxy in 2018

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Ashley Cole is out of contract and set to turn 37 this month, but he plans to be out on the pitch for at least another season, preferably still with the LA Galaxy

That's the upshot of a report published on Sunday by Metro's Kristian Dyer, who spoke to the veteran English fullback in New York as he took part in a community event linked to his former club Chelsea FC.

"I'm in discussions with LA Galaxy,” said Cole. “I hope to hear back from there in the next week or two. For sure I'll be playing somewhere for another year.

"I still want to win. And to be able to do it with a big team like LA Galaxy would top it off. I'd like to stay here another year and win a title with them. That would top it off."

A former England international once lauded as the best left back in the world, Cole has produced an Indian summer late in his career with LA, where he's been a steady starter and leadership presence over the past two seasons, logging more than 5,000 total minutes in MLS and postseason action. His current contract is set to expire at the end of the calendar year.