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Ashley Cole expected to complete Roma move

Updated: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 11:14 | Comments

Ashley Cole is a free agent following his release by Chelsea
Ashley Cole is a free agent following his release by Chelsea

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy and is expected to complete his free transfer to Roma later on Monday.

The 33-year-old left-back is a free agent following his release by the Blues earlier this summer and had been linked with a number of teams, both in the Barclays Premier League and in Europe.

Cole has flown to the Italian capital, with Roma posting a photo on their official Twitter feed, with the message: "Welcome to Rome, Ashley!"

According to the Italian media, left-back Cole is set to sign a two-year deal worth €2.3m a year, with an option for a third season, as Roma look to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the Champions League next season.

Chelsea said goodbye to Cole last week after his trophy-laden eight years at Stamford Bridge where he won the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League, as well four FA Cup titles.

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