Date: 2nd September 2006 at 3:59pm
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The Sun newspaper have sensationally claimed today that a source close to Ashley Cole has told them that Arsenal were prepared to sell the England stopper…to anyone but Chelsea!

In probably the most boring transfer saga ever to drift on and on, lets face it nobody truly cares *that* much about ‘The Coles’ this is just another boring twist, but I have to report about it.

It is believed that Cole wanted to go to Chelsea, Arsey Wenger said he could go somewhere, and David Dein (Arsenal Vice Chairman) decided he wasn’t joining Red Rom’s Chelsea revolution.

The ‘Close Pal’ said: “Ashley was adamant he was going, so Dein said they would try to sell him to Manchester United or Newcastle.

“Ashley could not see how he could work out a deal with United as they had Gabriel Heinze’

Too right, we’re sorted thanks. Anyway, this surely keeps Wenger happy, another Frenchman to add to his collection at the Emirates Stadium.