EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Cole is NOT leaving Chelsea
Published 22:30 25/02/12 By Paul Smith
Ashley Cole is staying with Chelsea.
After being dropped from the starting line-up for last Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat at Napoli, there had been claims that the Blues would sell their England left-back.
But Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has intervened to make it clear that Cole must stay.
The 31-year-old international was back for yesterday’s 3-0 win over Bolton.
Abramovich was at Stamford Bridge to watch the game and saw the recalled Frank Lampard score in a man of the match performance.
Cole may be approaching the veteran stage of his career, but remains one of the best left-backs around.
Any suggestion that Cole is for sale would spark interest from around the world when the transfer window opens in the summer.