Cole's 25 mln pound Chelsea deal makes him world's highest-paid full-back

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London, Aug 21(ANI): Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has signed a new four-year contract with the Blues, which is reportedly worth 25 million pounds- making him the world's highest-paid full-back.Cole agreed on a 120,000 pounds-a- week deal as Chelsea fought off Barcelona and Real Madrid, who were keen on signing the star, The Sun reports.

The Blues' owner Roman Abramovich was desperate not to see his star leave Stamford Bridge and handed him the 25 million pound contract, which will see the England international stay at the west Londoners until 2013.

The 28-year-old has hit the jackpot since quitting Arsenal in 2006, when he claimed they made a derisory offer for him to stay. He has become one of the Premier League's most consistent performers. (ANI)

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