Cole’s contract runs out next summer and the left-back is reportedly seeking a two year deal. However, Roman Abramovich has put his weight behind a new policy looking to rid Stamford Bridge of its Chelsea pensioners, with Didier Drogba departing in similar circumstances this summer.
One would have thought with all the furore surrounding him of late, that Cole was best just keeping his head down. Of course, we are talking about the man who once nearly swerved off the road and was shaking with anger after “only” being offered £55,000 a week by former club Arsenal.
Cole was emitted from a ‘new look’ England team that played San Marino, and Leighton Baines filled in superbly. Ryan Bertrand seems the long-term option for Chelsea, and hopefully England, and with the youngsters that Di Matteo is purchasing, Cole’s career with Chelsea certainly seems to be coming to an end, whether it is this season or not though, remains to be seen.