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Ancelotti: Cole will agree deal
05 Apr 2010 - 13:21:14
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has again revealed his confidence that Joe Cole will agree a new contract to remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer.
The 28-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the current season but underlined his importance to the Blues with the opening goal in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory over Manchester United.
Cole has struggled to recapture his best form since suffering a serious knee ligament injury back in January 2009, but Ancelotti is confident that the former West Ham starlet will ultimately extend his stay with the Blues.
"He will definitely sign a new contract. There is no problem, don't worry," declared the Italian.
"I've spoken a lot about Joe Cole with my club and everyone has a desire for him to stay at Chelsea and so does he.
"There is not a problem, it is an economical problem nothing else."
Meanwhile, Ancelotti believes Cole will play his way back into England coach Fabio Capello's World Cup plans in the closing weeks of the season.
"Joe Cole has the same focus as the rest of the team. He wants to play well and wants to win the title," he continued.
"For him, there is also a desire to go to the World Cup and if he carries on like he did here he will be there.
"Now he has some consistency in his game and that is good for him."