Jose Mourinho plans to hijack Paris Saint-Germain's bid to sign Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, according to reports in Spain.
Cole, who is out of contract at the end of next season, has been offered a one-year deal - as is typical for Chelsea players over 30 - but he is reluctant to sign the deal.
PSG are ready to offer him a bumper package that will reunite him with former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.
However, El Mundo Deportivo claim the Special One will make a £7m move for the England defender when the January transfer window opens.
Ryan Bertrand recently agreed a five-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge that indicates that the club is ready to make him their first-choice left-back.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has admitted he would like to keep Cole at the club beyond his current deal but Roman Abramovich will not budge on his stance of offering ageing players 12-month deals.