Chelsea fans look slightly shocked here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear the latest claim from Metro.
The publication seem to think that Ashley Cole will leave the Premier League now his time with the Blues is over.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, we had thought that he might stay and play for a third English club with Liverpool interested in the left back and a couple of other top clubs monitoring his situation.
Now however it seems that Cole fancies a new adventure, although we think he might struggle to learn Italian!
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho meanwhile are looking for cover at left back and are still strongly linked with Atletico Madrid player Filipe Luis, yet we think that Cesar Azpilicueta can do more than a decent job as their number one pick again next season.
No matter what our punters think of Cole as a person, we can all agree he was a top player during his stay in England and we will be sorry to see such a talent go.
Liverpool fans. Do you think Brendan Rodgers should have tried harder to convince Cole that a move to Anfield was the right choice? Let us know your thoughts below.
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