Ashley Cole still wants to play at the highest level, according to reports.
The Rome side enjoyed a fine season last term, finishing second in the Italian league, but finished 17 points behind champions Juventus.
Rudi Garcia's side have reportedly targeted a new defender as a priority and Cole fits the bill in terms of quality and experience.
The former England defender started out at Arsenal, before making a controversial switch to west London, where he worked under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
During Mourinho's second spell at the club, however, the 33-year-old fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge and was not awarded a new contract this summer.
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Cole did, though, win more dribbles per game than his rival and produced a series of displays that were to a high standard, especially defensively.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea man was not selected for Roy Hodgson's squad at the World Cup but, with hindsight, many have asked if he would have been a better option than Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw.
Should he make the move to Roma, Cole will likely compete for trophies once more and also taste Champions League football again.