Chelsea chiefs believe Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole can play in the same team. The People says Baines has emerged as a shock Chelsea target - despite the Stamford Bridge club persuading Ashley Cole to stay on for another year.

The prospect of England's two leading left-backs playing for the same club would appear unlikely - but insiders suggest that highly-rated Baines may initially be employed as a left midfielder before dropping back when Cole quits.

Manchester United are now sniffing around Baines and that has persuaded Chelsea they need to act quickly to sign up the 28-year-old Scouser.

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