London: Footballer Ashley Cole is planning to open a restaurant-cum-nightclub in partnership with rapper Jay Z.

Cole and Jay Z will take in unemployed young people and donate some of the profits for good causes, a website reported. 

They are looking at pricey properties in London's Pall Mall area for the nightclub, which will be called 40/40, the same as Jay's US chain of nightclubs. 

Ashley is said to be keen to support young filmmakers in London.

“This is the perfect way for Ashley to improve his image. He's aware his football career won't last forever and this is the ideal way to launch into a new area of expertise. He knows that his reputation isn't great and working with charities and disillusioned young people would help,” said a source.

(Agencies)