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Ashley Cole

34-Year-Old Defender     Roma  Serie A


England

Birthdate:  December 20, 1980    Birthplace:  Stepney, London    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  152 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year contract with AS Roma in July 2014.

July 7, 2014    Ashley Cole News

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Cole officially signed a two-year contract with AS Roma on Monday, the club's official web site reports.

Cole was out of contract with Chelsea and it did not appear that the club was interested in bringing him back. He is still a strong defender that can contribute offensively, so it'll be interesting to see how Roma uses him.

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July 6, 2014

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Cole is expected to sign with a non-Premier League club for the upcoming season, with Serie A side AS Roma considered the favorite, The Guardian reports.

Cole spent the last eight seasons with Chelsea, but manager Jose Mourinho decided not to bring him back after he lost his first-team spot to Cesar Azpilicueta this past season. Cole is certainly on the down-side of career, but he likely has a few decent seasons left in him.

June 23, 2014

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Cole has not completely decided against retiring this summer after being released from Chelsea, reports the Daily Mail.

Cole was also left off of England's World Cup squad, and is considering options for his future this summer. He is expected to return from vacation this week, and feels he would have to have an opportunity at the highest level leagues to maintain his motivation to continue playing.

May 23, 2014

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Cole was listed amongst the released players submitted by Chelsea to the Premier League on Friday.

The move was expected, and yet still a little surprising. There is still a small chance that Cole could return to Stamford Bridge, although the better odds lie in him signing elsewhere this summer.

May 20, 2014

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Cole said that he would be looking at future playing options this summer, and would likely not include Chelsea on that list, reports Sky Sports.

Cole made just 17 appearances for Chelsea last season, which was the lowest of his career. He helped generate nine clean sheets those games, and offered three blocks to the cause. His current contract expires on June 30th.

May 11, 2014

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Cole announced on twitter that he will not be part of England's World Cup team in Brazil this summer and has decided to retire from England.

Cole had been vocal about his desire to claim his spot in England's squad for Brazil this summer, but his lack of playing time and competition for the squad hindered his chances. Not being selected has influenced his decision to make way from the team for the younger generation to come through.

May 9, 2014

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A number of major teams including Liverpool and Manchester United appear to be on alert as Chelsea offered Cole a contract with reduced terms, making a summer transfer more attractive, according to the Daily Mirror.

Real Madrid, Manchester City and other clubs have all been mentioned as being interested in the veteran defender. Cole is still seeking a call up to England's World Cup squad this summer, but may be playing his final game for Chelsea Sunday after joining the club in 2006.

April 29, 2014

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Cole has said that he is out to win a spot on England's World Cup squad this summer and admitted that he faces a tough selection test with the likes of Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw playing well, reports the Mirror.

Cole said he faces a lot of pressure to maintain his spot in the squad, and that he feels some want to see him fail. He has been second choice at Chelsea behind Cesar Azpilicueta, which could harm his selection chances.