No chance of Cole seeing contract demands met at Chelsea

Chelsea's Champions League exit is expected to see Joe Cole leave at the end of the season.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is taking a firmer line on contracts after allowing John Terry to land a £160,000-a-week deal last year.

The Times says Cole will be the first to pay the price for a new attitude because the club are determined not to cave in to his wage demands. The England midfield player is likely to be followed out of the door by Deco, Paulo Ferreira, Hilário and even Ricardo Carvalho.