Carlo rejects move rumours
Carlo Ancelotti has rejected reports linking Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba with moves away from Chelsea.
Last Updated: 25/07/10 10:39am
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has rejected reports linking Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba with moves away from Stamford Bridge.
England star Cole has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in a possible reunion with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho, while Drogba has been mooted as a possible target for big-spending Manchester City.
Ancelotti is determined to keep the pair and he has denied rumours that the pair could be on the way out of Chelsea.
Asked about Cole's link with Real Madrid, Ancelotti said: "It is not true.
And when asked about City's link with Drogba, Ancelotti added: It is not true.
Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero, but Ancelotti says he is not chasing the Argentine ace.
"No it is not true," said Ancelotti about interest in Aguero.
Meanwhile, Ancelotti has backed goalkeeper Ross Turnbull after he endured a poor outing in Friday's 3-1 defeat to Ajax.
Turnbull, who was deputising for the injured Petr Cech, was at fault for both of Ajax's first-half goals to damage his chances of starting the Premier League opener against West Brom.
However, Ancelotti insists he has not lost faith in the former Middlesbrough goalkeeper despite his below-par performance.
"We just have to hope Cech recovers quickly. But we have two other goalkeepers and have to keep faith with them.
"Everyone could see Turnbull didn't have a good performance but that can happen to any young keeper and I still trust him."