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Ashley Cole tweets his plans to leave Chelsea

Ashley Cole cheers fans on May 11. Photo: Reuters

Ashley Cole has announced on Twitter that he will leave Chelsea Football Club.

His contract at Stamford Bridge finishes this summer, and he told fans that Chelsea is not one of his options for next year.

In a series of increasingly emoticon-filled tweets, he thanked the club, his fellow players and the fans for their support.

He did not give any hint of where he may go next, only that he wanted to start another fun filled journey in his life.

33-year-old Cole has been at Chelsea for eight years, and has played for England 107 times.