ENGLAND left-back Ashley Cole has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, the Barclays Premier League side have confirmed.
Cole's previous deal was set to expire at the end of the season and at one stage he was expected to leave Stamford Bridge.
Cole said on the club's official website, www.chelseafc.com: "I am pleased I will be starting my eighth season at Chelsea.
"I wanted to stay at Chelsea because we are always fighting and challenging for trophies.
"That desire and the will to want to win things have not gone."