BBC Sport has made Chelsea fans reach for the tequila here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Ashley Cole’s Chelsea career is all but over.
The long serving defender seemed rather emotional during the final game of the season at Stamford Bridge and it seems that was for good reason.
Cole is looking for pastures new after hinting that the Blues are unwilling to offer him a new and improved deal and we cannot say that is very surprising.
Given how heavily Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Southampton’s Luke Shaw and Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno, Cole can hardly think that his career was going well.
That coupled with the rise of Cesar Azpilucueta has made us convinced that Jose Mourinho had already made his mind up about Cole.
Both Frank Lampard and John Terry have been offered with new deals at the club – but not Cole and the Blues star tweeted: “I am weighing up options for next season with my agent.
“Sadly, it does not look like Chelsea will be one of them.”
One positive Cole can take from this is the fact that he will certainly be able to spend the whole summer considering his next move – given England have also dispensed of his services.
What do you think is next for Cole and Chelsea now? Let us know your thoughts below.
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