Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Cole in talks with foreign clubs

Ashley Cole's agent claims the left-back is in talks with a number of clubs

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole is in talks with several clubs, all of which are based abroad, his agent has confirmed.

The 33-year-old left-back is a free agent following his release by Chelsea this summer and has been linked with various sides, including other Barclays Premier League teams as well as overseas outfits.

Reports have suggested a move to Italian club Roma could be close.

And Cole's agent Jonathan Barnett on Sunday told Press Association Sport: "The situation is that we are talking to several clubs.

"At the moment it is only clubs based abroad - there may be other developments, but for the moment, that is all we are talking."

Barnett would not be drawn on the potential timescale in terms of any deal being completed.

Cole spent eight seasons with Chelsea, during which he won the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and four FA Cups.

He has 107 England caps and announced his retirement from international football in May when he was left out of his country's World Cup squad.

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