Paris Saint Germain coach Roberto Ancelotti has dismissed reports linking his club with a move for Chelsea full back Ashley Cole.
The 53-year-old Italian managed Cole during his spell at Chelsea, where the club clinched a Premier League and FA Cup double in the 2009/10 season. But Ancelotti has told the press that the big spending Parisians have concluded their spending for the summer, and have no plans to pursue the England left back.
Earlier in the week The Mirror reported that PSG were willing to offer the 31-year-old an exorbitant £200,000 a week in an effort to lure the player away from Stamford Bridge, but Ancelotti has wasted little time in denying such rumours.
"The transfer window is over for us," Ancelotti told Abola, Sky Sports report.
"The club did a good job. All the news from England [about Cole] are just rumours."
Lasrt summer Qatar Investing Authority gained a controlling stake in the Parisian giants, and backed by new club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club embarked on an exorbitant spending spree in order to establish themselves among Europe’s elite. After last summer’s extravaganza which included the €39.8 million acquisition of Javier Pastore, the club have since dwarfed the efforts of their rivals around Europe, after securing the signatures of AC Milan pair Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, and young Italian startlet Marco Verratti.
Chelsea themselves have been flexing their financial muscles this summer, and after clinching the Champions League crown last campaign, it would be hard to envisage Cole leaving the club, following their substantial investment over the past months which has highlighted the club’s ambition more than ever.