Carlo Ancelotti firm over Ashley Cole


Ashley Cole will not be leaving Chelsea this summer, according to determined manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a £30million move to Real Madrid following Jose Mourinho's appointment as coach of the Spanish giants.

Cole's future in England has come under scrutiny following problems in his private life.

The left-back has been vilified in the press following the break-up of his marriage to pop-star wife, Cheryl.

However, Ancelotti insists Cole is not for sale and will not be leaving Stamford Bridge.

"Ashley is a Chelsea player and nobody wants to sell him," he declared.

"We want to keep him in our squad. I am 100 per cent sure he will be at Chelsea this season.

"I consider him to be the best player in his position in the world.

"I don't need to talk to him. He is happy to stay at Chelsea. He never said he wanted to go. There is no chance he will go. No way."

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