Orlando City are being labelled as favourites for Cole’s transfer, though New York Red Bulls have also been suggested as a possible destination.
The former Chelsea star turns 34 next week but could offer Orlando so much experience in defence were he to change his view on MLS.
Cole referred to Major League Soccer as “an easy ride” when linked with a move in the summer, but his tough time in Italy may have changed his stance.
Orlando City are looking ahead to their first season in MLS and have only added Kaka as a designated player so far.
Cole would surely be a DP were he to join too, but many would see using a designated player slot on a left-back as a risky move, especially considering Cole’s past comments on the league.
Would Ashley Cole be a good acquisition for Orlando City despite his past comments?