Cole eyes up longer Chelsea stay

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has admitted he would love to continue his stay at the West London club for another year, Sky Sports has reported.

The England international signed for the Stamford Bridge outfit back in 2006 following a controversial move from London rivals Arsenal. Having signed a one-year extension to his contract in January, Cole’s deal expires at the end of the current season and the 32-year-old has his sights set on ending his career with the Blues.

Cole said: “I signed an extension at the start of the year and so have this year left. However, that will be up at the end of the season. I hope to stay for longer.

I have had a great time here, a great career here and, of course, I’d love to stay if they still want me. There is going to be a time when they will have to replace me. I have Ryan Bertrand in my place and one day I’m going to want to watch him play, so the time will come when I will finish my career.

Cole made his full debut in 1999 for Arsenal and went on to win two league titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners.

Since his move to West London, Cole has picked up another league title, whilst adding four FA Cup winner’s medals to his name, a League Cup, the Europa League and a Champions League winner’s medal. He has also clocked up 105 appearances for England, becoming one of the most-capped players ever for the national side.

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