LAST_UPDATEFri, 22 Jun 2018 11pm

Cole Signs New Chelsea Deal

ashley_cole094LONDON: England leftback Ashley Cole (pic) has put pen to paper on a one-year extension to his contract at Chelsea, Eurosport reported.

Cole's contract was due to expire at the end of the season, and there had been speculation that he could be on his way out of the club.

"I am pleased I will be starting my eighth season at Chelsea," said Cole.  "I have great memories here and I enjoy coming to training every day. The staff are amazing and I enjoy training with the lads.

"I have been able to fulfil nearly all my ambitions at Chelsea. I have won the Champions League, the League, I have won FA Cups here but of course you don't want to stop winning trophies and being at a big club, you are always fighting to win a trophy.

"Being here for seven years and being at Arsenal before that playing for trophies, you never lose that hunger.

"I wanted to stay at Chelsea because we are always fighting and challenging for trophies. That desire and the will to want to win things have not gone."

The 32-year-old had been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St Germain.

Cole has been a regular fan favorite at Chelsea since he joined from Arsenal in 2006, winning the Champions League, a league title and four FA Cups with the west London club.

- mD