Milan's Mourinho advises Cole against moving abroad
Reports suggested earlier this week that Cole, currently sidelined with an ankle injury, is considering his future with the Blues, with a summer switch to one of Europe's top clubs on the agenda.
Mourinho, who worked with Cole during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge, feels it would be a bad career move to leave the Premier League.
"Ashley has to look after himself," said the Portuguese.
"I called him a couple of days ago because I care about him.
"My advice to him is don't leave England.
"Ancelotti and his family must give him advice. But, for me, he will not help himself by moving abroad."