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Ashley Cole and Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea FC

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Chelsea's new boss, Robert Di Matteo is "optimistic" that defender Ashley Cole will sign a new contract with the Premier League top tier club.

Cole's current contract expires at the end of the season and Di Matteo said he hopes Cole's situation will be resolved before the January transfer window.

"I'm very optimistic that it will be dealt with before that. He has become a legend, he is now Chelsea through and through. But I wouldn't say it's just happened recently. He's been here many years and has contributed a lot to this club," said Di Matteo.

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