Chelsea remain confident that Ashley Cole, whose contract expires at the end of next season, will extend his deal for another 12 months. According to the
But at the age of 31, Cole will not be offered longer than a year’s extension as part of Roman Abramovich’s quest to drive down the age of the squad. The talks are said to be ongoing and there is quiet confidence between both parties that a deal will eventually be struck for a player who is happy with life at Stamford Bridge.
Cole’s long term successor and current understudy Ryan Bertrand recently put pen to paper on a new five-year-deal and both were named part of the England squad currently away for two World Cup qualifiers, although Cole had to pull out through injury.
Cole, who made 37 appearances last season as Chelsea secured an FA Cup and Champions League double, has been at the club since 2006 following his acrimonious transfer from Arsenal.
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