Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has rejected rumours that contract talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge have stalled.
With the 31-year-old’s current contract set to expire in 2013, The English professional footballer entering the final year of his Blues contract & his future has been the subject of speculation with the defender. Reports clarified Chelsea had yet to open talks with Cole over a contract extension, with the player supposedly holding out for a deal worth £200,000 a week.
However, The left back written on a social networking website Twitter: “Contract talks just started & have not stalled and 200k are you for real, I’d never ask for that. Like I said before don’t believe or listen what media say they haven’t got a clue”.
Cole then took a swipe at fans of former club Arsenal, who had been tweeting him, by claiming that when he left; he won, referring to last season’s Champions League win in the hash tag: # I have a star on my shirt now.
“Arsenal fans get over it, I left I won # i have a star on my shirt now”.
“Next summer will be entirely different, but Chelsea have plenty of time to put forward an offer, and if it’s the right one than Ashley will sign a new deal at the Bridge. He loves it at Chelsea and ideally wouldn’t want to leave, but let’s be fair – this will be his last big contract and he is in a commanding position with his current deal expiring in a year”. Even though Chelsea have shown reluctance in the past to hand out massive deals to players who crossed the age of 30.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is thought to be interested in opening an opportunity & bringing Cole to Spain, but the former Gunner insists he is happy in London and has no plans of moving from there as of now.