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Di Matteo desperate for Chelsea icons Cole, Lampard to stay

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo admits he's battling to keep hold of England duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole. Di Matteo says he wants both players to stay.

Asked whether the courtship of Lampard and Cole meant he had to fight even harder to convince them not to quit Stamford Bridge, Di Matteo said: "The players know that I would like them to stay.

"They are fantastic players who have always performed to a high level for us, for myself too.

"I've told them that. I hope they will stay."

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