He told the Daily Star Sunday: “We are a club that is always looking to improve by adding the best players in the world.
“We have a proven record of signing English players – with David and Michael – and it would not surprise me at all if our two new arrivals this summer were English. Ashley Cole is a terrific player.
“For me, he is by far the best left-back in the world and, along with Drogba, Chelsea’s best player.
“I am sure Chelsea will do all they can to keep him but he had a difficult year in England.
“A change might be what he is looking for. When a player is the best in his position in the world and doesn’t play for Real Madrid, you have to consider it a waste.
And it is the Portuguese boss who Ramos believes will seal the deal.
He added: “Jose will know all about him. He has a history of signing players and trying to sign players from his previous clubs.
“More importantly, players seem to love playing under him.
“I spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo about him – and he told me Cole is the toughest defender he has ever played against.
“That’s quite a compliment coming from the world’s best player and he is exactly the sort of player we want.”