Ashley Cole Transfer Imminent?
Ashley Cole arrived back at Arsenal's training ground today after returning from honeymoon, and left after an hour.
Pictures on Sky Sports News show Cole speeding away from the training ground at Shenley after arriving only one hour previous.
While this could be all very innocent, the fact that the rest of the squad are partaking in a pre-season training camp in Austria (aside from Thierry Henry & Jens Lehmann who are due back on 2nd August)yet Cole remains at home suggests the wheels are in motion.
David Dein last week admitted that 'civilised' talks had begun with Chelsea, whilst Real Madrid have also been linked. Arsene Wenger also stated he could not gurantee that Cole would be an Arsenal player next season.
Rumours are also rife that the 'secret deal' Ashley Cole claimed was keeping him at Arsenal is that any club can speak to the player if they meet his 16 million quid buy out clause, unless of course, they are Chelsea, in which case they have to pay almost double.
While all this is speculation, the whole episode does seem to be picking up pace.