Ancelotti - Cole not for sale

Chelsea boss not tempted to sell 'best left-back in the world'

Last updated: 2nd August 2010   Subscribe to RSS Feed

We believe he is the best left-back in the world and because of this he will stay at this club.

Carlo Ancelotti on Ashley Cole
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Carlo Ancelotti insists that not even a multi-million pound offer would tempt Chelsea to sell reported Real Madrid target Ashley Cole.

Stories on Sunday morning suggested that the England left-back had met with his club manager for 20 minutes of discussions last week when he announced his desire to quit Stamford Bridge.

New Real boss Jose Mourinho, who signed Cole for Chelsea in 2006, is understood to want the former Arsenal player as part of his revolution at the Bernabeu and Cole is thought to be tempted.

The 29-year-old is reportedly keen to move to Spain in order to escape the attention he receives both on and off the field in England, but Ancelotti has no intention of selling.

"Ashley Cole will not be sold at any price," said the Chelsea boss after a 2-1 pre-season friendly defeat to Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.

"There is no price that we would sell him at. We believe he is the best left-back in the world and because of this he will stay at this club.

"Nothing has changed in our position. Everyone can forget about Ashley Cole leaving this club."

Cole won the Double with Chelsea last season after ex-AC Milan chief Ancelotti guided them to the Premier League title and FA Cup success in his maiden campaign in England.

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John Stevenson (Chelsea fan) says...

ah yes, but what if we could do a swap deal for kaka and then sign van der weil from ajax?

Posted 22:03 1st August 2010

James Fletcher (Manchester United fan) says...

best lb in the world? not even the best in england. stand forward mr patrice evra.

Posted 22:01 1st August 2010

Rob B (Chelsea fan) says...

Do one jose.. We had a dizzy moment letting the other cole go.. we wont be makin the same mistake twice...

Posted 21:50 1st August 2010

Kristian Sturt (Chelsea fan) says...

It''s good, and I hope he agrees with this. He is undoubtedly the best LB in the world, even my friends who are Arsenal fans and despise the ground he walks on say that he is the best LB in the world! By the way .... I do not agree with his off-field antics, but on the field he is a truly talented footballer.

Posted 21:16 1st August 2010

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