Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos believes Real Madrid may sign Arsenal’s Ashley Cole as his replacement at the Bernabeu.

Carlos, 32, told The People: “I have heard lots of rumours about my future and Ashley Cole.

“The club has to look at other players because every position needs cover and Cole is a very good player, who would be a good replacement for me one day.”

“I love Real Madrid and would love to retire from football as a player at this club.

“I have a contract and I am happy working with the coach.

“But, as we saw with Luis Figo moving to Italy in the summer, you never know what is around the corner.”