Thursday, August 13, 2020

Chelsea rules out sale of England star

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck insists they have no plans to sell England international defender Ashley Cole this summer.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and is reportedly keen to leave England following his separation from wife Cheryl.

“Ashley Cole is not for sale,” said Buck in The Guardian. “That’s the bottom line on that. There’s no doubt that he’s going to be a Chelsea player this season.

“Ashley is a superb player. He is a delight to deal with around the football club, he gets on very well with everyone, he trains very well and he is really a model athlete.

“Obviously, he is not happy with how his private life has become the focus of everything around him and I think we’d like to work with him so that he has a bit of a lower profile.

“We don’t think the problem will change if he went to somewhere else outside of the UK, so I think we want to work with him here to make his personal life more enjoyable.

“We say to all our players that might have personal issues that we want to help them as much as we can and even Carlo [Ancelotti] has said that on several occasions.”

[Source: The Guardian]

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