LA Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo has told Sky Sports News that he wants Ashley Cole to remain with the club.
Cole, 36, has been linked with a return to England with Birmingham City, whose manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed an interest.
But Onalfo said the former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back remains in his plans.
"He is a really important part of our team," Onalfo said. "Ashley brings a level of experience, he's our oldest player but he often looks like our youngest.
"He has such a great way...