Cheryl Cole’s secret meeting with Ashley

ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 18: (L to R), Cheryl Cole and Fawaz Gruosi attend the de Grisogono Party at the Hotel Du Cap on May 18, 2010 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for de Grisogono)

Cheryl Cole had a secret meeting with estranged husband Ashley following his return to the UK last week, a report has claimed.

Sources claimed that the pair had a “friendly meeting” at their former marital home in Godalming, Surrey.

An insider told The People that the X Factor judge and the Chelsea footballer have not met face-to-face in over five months.

Ashley was keen to meet up with Cheryl following her battle with malaria and the couple are said to have “got on well” during the hour-long visit.

A source close to Cheryl told the newspaper “There were no arguments whatsoever. There is nothing left for Cheryl and Ashley to argue about.

“In fact, things are now very amicable between them.”

A source close to Ashley revealed that the footballer was extremely concerned about Cheryl.

The pal said: “Ashley was desperate to visit her as he still deeply cares about her.”

They added: “He stayed for nearly an hour, they chatted and he told her how much he still cares for her. Cheryl was also happy at the visit.”