Chelsea’s Ashley Cole Set to Sign New Contract, Sky Reports

England defender Ashley Cole will sign a new contract with Chelsea in the coming days, Sky Sports reported, citing interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Cole, whose current deal runs out at the end of this season, had been linked with possible moves to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am really pleased, the paperwork has to be done but the agreement is there,” Sky cited Benitez as saying after today’s 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Frank Lampard is also out of contract at the end of this campaign and looks likely to leave Chelsea, Sky added.

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