The left-back struggled to establish himself as an important player for the Italian club in the recently concluded 2014-15 season, making just 11 appearances in Serie A.
Cole created only four chances, had a pass accuracy of 90% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and won two headers, three dribbles and 16 tackles.
It has now been reported by The Daily Star that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is willing to sign the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender on a season-long loan deal this summer.
It would be a strange move from Newcastle to sign a player - even on loan - who is 34 years of age and clearly past his prime.
Perhaps McClaren wants to sign Cole because of his experience, and maybe the former Nottingham Forest manager believes that he can be a important player for his team.