Cheryl divorced Ashley Cole last September

Their marriage ended after rumours he cheated, but Cheryl Cole is still believed to be in regular contact with Ashley.

Before she flew to LA, the Chelsea footballer, 30, is said to have been meeting Cheryl, 27, in secret, prompting rumours they could be resolving their issues and even getting back together.

'Ashley phones her every day after training and they chat for hours,' a source at Chelsea's training ground claims.

'It's like the first flush of love again.

Ashley's mum is keen for a reconciliation between the pair, but with Cheryl focusing on her career and hanging out with Derek Hough, Ashley will have to work hard to win back The X Factor judge.

'[Ashley] calls her "my sweet little Geordie princess",' the insider tells the Daily Star.

'The other lads take the mickey out of him relentlessly for it.' 

A spokesman for Cheryl, 27, insists: 'Cheryl has not spoken to Ashley for some time.'

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