Ashley Cole agrees new Chelsea deal

Ashley Cole is a mainstay at Chelsea. Photo: PA

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has signed a one-year extension to his deal at Stamford Bridge, it has been confirmed.

The England left-back had been linked with a move to Paris St-German, but has decided to stay with the European champions.

"I am pleased I will be starting my eighth season at Chelsea. I have great memories here and I enjoy coming to training every day. The staff are amazing and I enjoy training with the lads," Cole told the club's official website.

"I have been able to fulfil nearly all my ambitions at Chelsea. I have won the Champions League, the League, I have won FA Cups here but of course you don't want to stop winning trophies and being at a big club, you are always fighting to win a trophy.

"Being here for seven years and being at Arsenal before that playing for trophies, you never lose that hunger. I wanted to stay at Chelsea because we are always fighting and challenging for trophies. That desire and the will to want to win things have not gone."