Chelsea gossip: Defender signs bumped five-year deal and Costa fit to take on City

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup.

Ashley Cole

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 34, has had the last year of his contract with Roma terminated, The Guardian reports.

The veteran star failed to make the impact that many had hoped for during his one season in the Italian capital.

Costa injured

Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa has had no adverse reactions after playing the full 90 minutes of Chelsea’s draw with Swansea, the Daily Star reports.

The striker suffered a hamstring problem during preseason and missed the Community Shield showdown with Arsenal last Sunday and the final friendly against Fiorentina last Wednesday.


Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro is unlikely to return to their match-day bench despite Jose Mourinho’s claim that she could have a route back, the Daily Mirror reports.

Blues boss Mourinho insisted he had no regrets about his clash with Carneiro and first-team physio Jon Fearn, and confirmed they would not be in the champions’ dug-out for Sunday’s game away to Manchester City.


Nathan Ake has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea but will spend the season on loan at Watford, the Daily Express reports.

The versatile 20-year-old, who can play in either midfield or defence, becomes Watford’s 11th arrival of the summer.

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