Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Barcelona preparing bid for Chelsea left back Cole

British tabloid The Daily Express claims that Barcelona is interested in Chelsea left back defender and English international Ashley Cole (28).

Barcelona is said to be looking for a player who can replace Barcelona left back defenders Abidal and Sylvinho and would already have sounded out Chelsea on the English full back.

Although Chelsea isn't considering to let Cole leave this summer, Barcelona would be preparing to make a 22,5 million euro° bid when the season ends. Inter Milan and Manchester City, that would already have made the player a personal offer, are also mentioned as interested clubs.

Chelsea would meanwhile have started renewal talks with Cole, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2011, offering the player a new five-year deal and a salary at the same level as players like John Terry and Michael Ballack. Although Cole doesn't want to leave Chelsea right now and isn't keen on a move to Manchester City, a transfer to Barcelona and a reunion with his close friend Thierry Henry could tempt the player.


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23 comments:

pep said...

22,5 million euro =

30 million us dollar
20 million british pound

groga said...

The I prefer Lahm who can act on both wings. But Barcelona will anyhow not (wanting to) match the salary he gets at Chelsea.

Bogman said...

This seems unlikely. Tabloid papers are just out to sell their numbers. And the article seems convinced that Abidal will leave aswell. It would surprice me a lot if Txiki and Pep does this move. It would meen that two new LB would have to be purchased. If two leavs two has to come. But on the other hand Puyol and Caceres can fill in on left when needed. So it might not be a priority to buy a new LB.

Anonymous said...

Cashley Cole? No way, its wrong on so many levels, not only does this guy have bad etiquette on the pitch, demands tons of money, is disloyal, but he also brings Cheryl Cole with him aka 'the nations sweetheart', she would really stir up the dressing room and papers over in Spain.

Not to mention everything he does is reported in tabloids here, in which he's cheated on her, can you imagine tying this to the Barca name?

Andrezingo said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

LeónDragón said...

...without a doubt,the best leftback in the world for sure...but i see no chance to get him...to see him wearing the barcashirt would be phenomenal...what he does when he's private doesn't matter to me...as a footballer he's superb WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!!

SimonP said...

No thanks. I don't want Cashley Cole in Barcelona. He is very overrated. If we are going to sign an experienced LB you only have to look at Villarreal and Joan Capdevila.

sashi said...

i perfectly agree with Leon. best LB in the world! i give a damn about his personal life too. but he's not very loyal and is very demanding in terms of money. but would make Ronaldo sick if Cole comes to Barca and Ronaldo goes to Real as Ronaldo is known to shit in his pants thinking of Cole

per said...

Great player, seems like a total douchebag. No thanks.

kamikaze kontiki said...

Best Left-Back in the World ???

Are your kidding me? This guys was skinned by Ludovic Guily back in 2006. He is god-aweful.

Aussie Barca Fan said...

Patrice Evra is much better than Cole. He is a mercenary anyway. Show him the money! Off to Madrid or Man City you go. Zhrikov will run rings around you Cole.

NouBarca said...

I would never argue with a few people agian- now that I know what they think of Ash.Cole. World best LB? someone wake me up

Nderim said...

He is best leftback in the world, we played against him Chelsea u remember and did we see messi noo not that much so stop talkin about his personal life the only thing that matters is what he does on the pitch. All i hear here is lets sign Teves, Noo he cant cook. Lets sign Ribery noo he cant cut his hair.

LeónDragón said...

...kamikaze...was it the only game that you ever saw,or were there some others?...i say,he's talent is without a doubt!!!!!

noubarca said...

So lets sign Bosingwa for LB cos he marked Messi out even at the CampNou.... weak arguement mate.

kamikaze kontiki said...

Leon, I get to see more of the Premier League than I do of the Spanish League. Ashley Cole is petulant and abrasive and not much else.

Perhaps people tend to develop a higher opinion of him just coz the English commentators break into a song and dance every time he touches the ball.

Barca nike said...

i hate this guy i prefer abidal

LeónDragón said...

...kamikaze...don't take it personal...respect you,cule...maybe you are right...not all i heard bout him was good too...but as a player he's superb...btw...your name is the hit,no joke...ONE LOVE!!!!!

peter said...

What utterly Bullshit.

A. Noway will he leave chelsea
B. He Isn't that good really
C. He's got pretty poor attityde on the pitch

Nowhere in any sense a barca-player.
Just english tabloids going nuts as usual.

Barca nerd-fan said...

Not Ashley Cole!!! And how's he the best in the world? Evra and Lahm are ahead of him, the only good thing he will bring is Cheryl. We should go for David Santon, he is such a talent, already took Maxwell's place at the age of 18/19. He was outstanding against Man U!!! We need a left back thay adds abit to the attack but quite defensive, Lahm would be too attacking and Ashley Cole is not that good and won't be cheap(despite his age), so i think David Santon will be our best choice. Man, I truly believe he will be one of the best LBs in the world!!!

peter said...

What is up with you people wanting a non attacking LB? Do you want ALL of our attacks to come on te right flank through Messi/Alves. Yeah, that will make our game really easy to stop. Way to go.

WE NEED a LB with attacking qualities. This just doesnt have to mean that he attacks at the same time as Alves.

Please people, THINK!!!

ANTI-MADRIDISTA said...

Zhrikov would be the left flank attack we need...IMO

mattz_the_man said...

thanks but no thanks

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