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Official: Former Chelsea star terminates contract with Serie A giants

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole has terminated his contract with Roma by mutual consent and is set for a move to MLS.

The veteran left-back has not featured for the Giallorossi all season, and despite a change in coach with Luciano Spalletti replacing Rudi Garcia, the former England international didn’t appear to have a future in the Italian capital.

As a result, Roma released a statement on Tuesday to confirm the news that Cole’s contract had been terminated by mutual consent.

“After making his Giallorossi debut on 30 August 2014 in Roma’s 2-0 opening day victory over Fiorentina, Cole went on to make a total of 11 appearances in Serie A and a further five in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League,” the statement read on the club’s official website.

“The club would like to thank Cole for his commitment during his stay in Rome and wish him the very best for his future career.”

The 35-year-old joined the Italian giants in July 2014 after successful spells with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, but wasn’t able to replicate the form and success that he enjoyed in England.

With Lucas Digne securing the role as starter at left-back this season, it left the veteran with few opportunities to impress, and in turn it led to speculation that he would leave in favour of a move to MLS.

It remains to be seen which franchise Cole opts to join, but he has previously been linked with LA Galaxy which would see him link up with Steven Gerrard, as reported by Sky Sports.

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