Ashley seeks bumper pay

The ‘Cashley’ moniker could be back to haunt Ashley Cole soon, if reports in the British media are to be believed.

It has been suggested that 31-year-old England international Cole is keen to sign a new contract with Chelsea.

He is heading into the last year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and according to Soccernet he wants a weekly salary of close to £200,000 for the last major contract of his career.

But because no offer of contract negotiations from Chelsea has thus far been forthcoming, Cole’s representatives are afraid the Blues have decided to let him see out his contract, like they did with Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba.

Consequently, Cole is rumoured to be exploring his options as he seeks to guarantee himself a bumper pay day.

Speculation suggests that Paris Saint Germain are considering a bid for Cole, and he would take their approach very seriously if they promise him a three-year deal of crazy proportions.

“….Chelsea have plenty of time to put forward an offer, and if it’s the right one than Ashley will sign a new deal at the Bridge,” Soccernet claims a Chelsea insider informed them.

“He loves it at Chelsea and ideally wouldn’t want to leave, but let’s be fair – this will be his last big contract and he is in a commanding position with his current deal expiring in a year.”

It is believed that Cole would prefer an overseas move, rather than a move to another Premier League club, should Chelsea fail to meet his wage demands.

And if PSG do decide to bid for the highly-rated left-back, they could add yet another expensive match-winner to their steadily improving squad of French and European hopefuls. By Sbue


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