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Report: Ashley Cole signs contract extension

Michael Regan

Well this is some potentially good news: The Sun are claiming in an 'exclusive' that Ashley Cole has signed a contract extension with Chelsea, which would end speculation that he'd be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Yes, I know it's the Sun, and I'm not going to take this as done until someone else announces it, but the wording is such that I'd be at least cautiously confident that it's true.

If so, happy days. It's not at all clear that Ryan Bertrand is ready to step up and be the club's number one left back, and despite clearly having declined from the days where he was the best fullback in world football, Cole's certainly still Chelsea-calibre. A one-year deal, which the Sun are reporting, should work for everyone quite nicely.

Now let's get Frank Lampard signed and bring in another midfielder. After that, it'll be job done for January. Also we could win some more games I guess.

Update: Telegraph are claiming it's done, Sky Sports say 'very close'. Brace yourself for an official confirmation in the next few days.

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