CHANGE: Ashley Cole to leave football world
FOOTBALLER Ashley Cole has met rapper Jay-Z in a bid to launch a career in the music industry, according to reports.
The Chelsea left-back, Cole, was said to have travelled to Jay-Z's record label, Roc Nation, in New York to have a private meeting.
The 30-year-old has been also been reported to have started plans to create a UK-based record label once he eventually retires from football.
Cole's ex wife and singer, Cheryl Cole, was also in the headlines earlier this week for allegedly spending the night with him in their former marital home. The couple split in 2010 following claims Cole had cheated on her with a string of women throughout there three and a half year marriage.
Cole has yet to comment on the rumors of a new career.