August 2nd, 2010
Marked man: Ashley Cole, in pre-season action for Chelsea against Eintracht Frankfurt
Carlo Ancelotti has told Jose Mourinho to forget about sweet talking Ashley Cole to Real Madrid.
The Real boss is banking on the relationship he forged with Cole during his time at Chelsea as his trump card when it comes to landing the England left back.
But Ancelotti hit back insisting the only professional relationship that counts for anything is the one he has forged with the 29-year-old.
‘I’m not interested in the relationship my player has with other coaches,’ said Ancelotti. ‘It’s normal that Mourinho has a good relationship with Ashley Cole.
‘Nothing has changed in our position. He is a Chelsea player and will remain a Chelsea player for the future. There’s no way he will leave. Everyone can forget that Ashley Cole will leave this club.’
The break-up of Cole’s marriage to pop-star wife Cheryl combined with recent comments about hating England and the English mean Real are ready to offer him a way out by lodging a £20million bid.
But Ancelotti is adamant no offer will prise Cole away, insisting: ‘There is no price, there is no price. We believe he’s the best left back in the world and because of this he will stay at this club.’
Galacticos: Jose Mourinho (right) hopes to add Cole to his current crop of Real Madrid superstars, including Cristiano Ronaldo (centre)
Source: daily mail
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