Englishman has been at the Bridge since 2006.
Veteran Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is set to quit the west London club at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The experienced England international’s current contract at Stamford Bridge now only runs until June 30 2014 and despite the 33-year-old seeking a new 12-month deal from the Blues, it is understood that the club will not be seeking to extend Cole’s stay in the capital.
The attacking full does have a clause in his present contract enabling to automatically be offered a new one-year deal should he feature in a certain number of games for the club in this campaign, similar to Patrice Evra’s at Manchester United.
However, the difference between the two left backs is that whereas the Frenchman has been a virtual ever present at Old Trafford so far in this campaign, Cole most certainly has not at Chelsea under returning head coach Jose Mourinho.
And as a result, the defender is now set to quit the Blues at the end of the season after eight hugely successful years at the club, with a number of big-name suitors reportedly lining up to sign the star.