English Premiership

Garde keen to bring Cole to Villa

Remi Garde (Supplied)
Remi Garde (Supplied)

London - Aston Villa manager Remi Garde on Friday revealed he is keen to bring Roma defender Ashley Cole back to the Premier League.

Garde's side are bottom of the table with just six points from 15 games and the Frenchman is desperate to add experience to his struggling squad as they fight to avoid relegation.

He will have some money to spend when the transfer window opens next month and is eyeing an ambitious move for his former Arsenal team-mate Cole.

The 34-year-old England left-back, who won three Premier League titles with Arsenal and Chelsea, is in the final year of his contract at Roma and is out of favour having not featured for the Serie A team so far this season.

Villa are also in need of a full-back after Jordan Amavi suffered a season-ending cruciate knee ligament injury last month.

"I will speak soon with the club. I am already working on the January window," said Garde ahead of Sunday's home game against Arsenal.

"We know what we want to do. I feel we will need to improve the team to get more chances (of staying up).

"Experience is something we need. Ashley is someone who has experience but he didn't play for a while now.

"Every good player is interesting for me and he is a good player.

"We are going to try to improve the team in the transfer window but that is all I am going to say today. We have other games to try to win and I am only focused on that."