Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 1/21/13
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Ashley Cole to sign one year contract extension at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea defender Ashley Cole is set to agree a new one-year-contract extension that would make him the highest paid defender in world football at just under £200,000 a week. Ashley Cole set to sign new deal at Chelsea Cole, 32, looked certain to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season along with Frank Lampard but club hierarchies have made a U-turn in their decision. Initially, Chelsea were unwilling to give him a contract extension as owner Roman Abramovich looked to remove the old guards from the club once their contract expires. However, replacing him with a new defender of his caliber would cost in excess of £15 million while heir-apparent to Chelsea’s left back position Ryan Bertrand is not yet ready to replace him permanently. Several European clubs were interested in getting Cole with Ligue 1 nouveau riche Paris Saint-Germain were looking to sign him on a pre-contract agreem...
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