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Cole looks set to end stay with Chelsea

Updated: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:47 | Comments

Ashley Cole seems set to leave Chelsea this summer
Ashley Cole seems set to leave Chelsea this summer

Ashley Cole has announced he looks set to leave Chelsea.
The 33-year-old is out of contract this summer following eight years at Stamford Bridge.

The left-back, who retired from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad, said on Twitter: "I am weighing up my options for playing next season with my agent and sadly it does not look like chelsea will be one of them."

Cole was kept out of the side by Cesar Azpilicueta for much of last season, making just 17 Barclays Premier League appearances, his lowest total in a single campaign for the club.

He was in tears after the final game of the season, a possible Stamford Bridge farewell.

The former Arsenal man was one of a trio of experienced players whose deals were up in the summer, along with Frank Lampard and John Terry, but captain Terry has since signed a one-year extension.

The defender, who won 107 caps for England, would not be short of suitors if he does call time on his Chelsea career.

Since his move across London from Arsenal in 2006, he has won one league title, four FA Cups, the Europa League and, most memorably, the Champions League with the Blues.

Cole's latest Tweet is the strongest indication yet his Chelsea days are over.

After the end of the season he tweeted: "Whatever happens it's been a pleasure you #chelsea fans have to been amazing to me #cfc #love."

Cole's contract expires on 30 June.

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