Cheryl Cole's ex-husband Ashley Cole begged a lingerie model to send him a nude photo just days before the couple reunited.

The England and Chelsea soccer player - who was married to the 'Promise This' singer for four years before they divorced in September 2010 following revelations he cheated on her with several women - reportedly asked American model Jessyca Rayanne for a racy snap after they got together at his Los Angeles holiday home on June 14.

He messaged her saying: "I want to give you a workout. Send me a naked pic."

His request came just days before Ashley flew back to the UK to Seal his reunion with Cheryl at her 28th birthday party.

According to The Sun newspaper, Jessyca told a friend: "I asked him about his wife - he said he wasn't interested in getting back with her. He was just telling me what I wanted to hear."

While Ashley and Jessyca had been in touch for several months, the pair first met when the soccer star invited her to the Los Angeles pad he was renting in June.

However, the brunette beauty quickly went off him when she realised he wasn't the "nice guy" he claimed to be.

Jessyca's best friend Destiny Monique said: "Jessyca and Ashley were flirting the whole time. You could clearly see he was interested in her so we left them alone.

"Ashley wanted to get into the hot tub with Jessyca. They were in there a few hours, playing around and kissing. Then they went off to his room and we didn't see them again.

"When he asked for the photo, she went off him. She realised he wasn't the nice guy he was making out to be."

This is the latest blow for Cheryl, after flight attendant Kerry Meades claimed last weekend she had sex with Ashley in Los Angeles just last month.