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Cole and Eto'o released by Chelsea

Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto'o have
been released by Chelsea.
The contracts of the former England
full-back and the Cameroon striker,
both 33, expired on Monday, and
neither was offered fresh terms.
"Cole has a very strong claim to be
the club's greatest player of all
time in his position," read a
"Chelsea thanks Ashley for the
fantastic service throughout his
eight years here and for helping to
bring so many trophies home."
Eto'o departs having scored 12
goals in his 35 appearances since
signing a one-year deal from
Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala
last August.
Ashley Cole's Chelsea career
Aug 2006 Signs from Arsenal
May 2010 Wins the Premier
League title and FA Cup
May 2012 Wins a record seventh
FA Cup final
May 2012 Wins the Champions
League final at the third time of
May 2013 Wins the Europa
May 2014 Announces he is likely
to have played his last game for
One out-of-contract player who is
staying, though, is goalkeeper Mark
The 41-year-old Australian has
signed another one-year deal
after making 13 appearances for
Jose Mourinho's side following his
free transfer move from Fulham last
His game time may be more scarce
this season, though, after the club
confirmed Belgium international
keeper Thibaut Courtois would
return after three seasons on loan
at Atletico Madrid.
The 22-year-old helped the Spanish
side to the La Liga title last season,
and a place in the Champions
League final.
Another back-up goalkeeper, Hilario,
departs after eight years at the
club, as does 24-year-old defender
Sam Hutchinson.

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