Ashley Cole is one of a few big names who is currently coming to the end of their current contract at a big Premier League club. Arsenal have a similar problem with Theo Walcott, Rio Ferdinand says he will think about a new deal over Christmas while Cole’s Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard has been linked with a move to LA Galaxy and Chinese outfit Guizhou Renhe when his contract expires in the summer.
As December fast approaches and with that the six-month-timeline that the players can utilise to speak to new clubs under the Bosman ruling there is of course heightened reports on the players post-contract plans. Whether that is pastures new or renewals at their current place of employment is one thing however Ashley Cole’s mum appears to have gotten her son in a spot of bother with her social media interactions.
Ashley himself has got in trouble recently after poor use of Twitter which saw him receive a £90,000 fine and a warning over his future conduct and it seems he got his over amorous detailing on social media from his mum Sue who wrote to friends on Facebook:
'Well looks like his going somwhere better hear than the talk of man u. Not too far on the Euro star x,'
A real slap in the head moment there for Sue. It is of course a shame that she could not share something with her friends on her personal Facebook page without it being picked up on by the press but now it is out in the public domain it would seem a big clue that Paris Saint-Germain, where he would be reunited with former boss Carlo Ancelotti, are leading Manchester United and Real Madrid in the race for the 99-cap England international.
He has been linked with a £150k-a-week deal at PSG previously but this most recent revelation would imply it is a genuine possibility as it appears increasingly likely he will move on from Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Ashley is not alone in watching family members embarrass him online with their social media interactions. Andre Santos was left red-faced after his wife jumped to his defence on Twitter and a similar fate befell Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici.
Unless Ashley Cole is going to shock us all with a move to another club based in a Eurostar direct destination such as Anderlecht or Lille it would seem Sue Cole might have let the cat out the bag on this one.
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