Cole signs new Blues contract

02 September 2009 01:58
England international Ashley Cole will spend the next four years with Chelsea after agreeing a new contract at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old left-back has joined Blues and England captain John Terry in pledging his long-term future to the club in recent days after putting pen to paper on a new deal. Terry penned a new five-year deal last week to finally end a summer of speculation linking him with a £30million move to Manchester City. Earlier in the summer, star striker Didier Drogba also agreed a new contract. Cole has made 116 first-team appearances for Chelsea after signing from Arsenal in 2006. The 74-times capped England defender will now remain at Stamford Bridge until at least summer 2013. Speaking last month, Cole admitted he was happy at Chelsea and looking to pledge his future to the club. "This is my fourth season here now and it feels as if we are getting more close and more of a family and the spirit is better than I have ever seen it here," he said. "We are hungry to win, we didn't like losing last season and hopefully this season can be our year."

Source: ESA