Ashley Cole Ready To Quit Chelsea After Being Left Stunned By Contract Offer
Ashley Cole is in the middle of another contract dispute and is ready to walk out on Chelsea after only being offered a one-year contract extension by the club
Ashley Cole is ready to leave Chelsea after only being offered a one-year contract extension by the club, according to the Sun.
The 31-year-old is now in the final year of his contract and is yet to agree terms on a fresh deal. Talks over a new contract have been slow in coming and a resolution isn’t likely to be reached any time soon after Chelsea’s opening offer of just a year extension has left Cole distinctly unimpressed.
If he doesn’t pen a new deal in the coming months, Cole will be able to talk with other clubs in January over a possible free transfer move next summer.
An apparent ‘insider’ told the Sun that Roman Abramovich is only prepared to offer players over 30 one-year deals, and not even the worlds best left-back is going to get special treatment.
“Mr Abramovich has a rule that anyone over 30 can only be given a one-year extension but it’s madness in Ashley’s case.
“Everyone knows he’s the best left-back in the world.
“He trains hard, really looks after himself and can play at this level for many more years to come. There isn’t a club in the world who wouldn’t want Ashley on a free.”
The England ace has previous when it comes to contract disputes and famously left Arsenal in 2006 after ‘only’ being offered £55,000-a-week by the Gunners.
Cole is understood to be willing to see out his career at Stamford Bridge but is unlikely to agree to just a one-year deal. At 31, this is likely to be his final big contract and he could easily get a three or four year deal elsewhere.
Real Madrid, PSG and Zenit St Petersburg have all been linked with a move for Cole in recent months but if he’s available on a free next summer, you can guarantee there will be a long list of interested parties.
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