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Departing Chelsea winger Cole to take time off before deciding next move

Departing Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole says he'll take a couple of weeks off after the World Cup before making a decision on his next move.

Cole was "devastated" after England's World Cup campaign came to and end via a 4-1 reversal against Germany in Bloemfontein.

But now he wants to turn his attention to where he will be playing next season after the end of his spell at Stamford Bridge.

Cole said: "I want to have a couple of weeks off, want to sort my future out as soon as possible, go on holiday with my family.

"Next season I want to have a fantastic season for England and whatever club I am out. The next contract I sign will be a footballing decision. I want to play in a more central position.

"I want a manager who has faith in me and I'm talking about club football here. It is a big decision for me and my family but I'm open to anything at the moment.

"I have purposely not spoken to anyone while I've been here because that wouldn't be fair on England.

"My phone has been turned off but now I want to sort it all out."

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