Ex-Chelsea winger Cole hints at Serie A interest

Departing Chelsea winger Joe Cole has admitted his admiration for Serie A. Cole has been linked with AC Milan and Lazio since the end of last season.

Departing Chelsea winger Joe Cole has admitted his admiration for Serie A.

Cole has been linked with AC Milan and Lazio since the end of last season.

"Every team I played for want to hit the front players as early as possible,” he conceded.

The England midfielder is now a free agent after Carlo Ancelotti opted not to keep him on at Chelsea.

“I'm thinking about my own future now. I want to play in a more central position, like I did at West Ham,” he told Sky Sports.

“I feel I've got a lot more still to offer and my best days are ahead of me. I want the right kind of manager - a manager who loves me, who will put me in the team.

“At Chelsea there were players who could have two or three dreadful games before they were left out. I only had to have a dreadful 20 minutes and I was out.”

 
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