European Football - Ashley Cole completes Roma switch

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his move to Serie A side AS Roma.

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The 33-year-old left-back was a free agent following his release by Chelsea this summer and had been linked with various sides, including other Premier League teams as well as overseas outfits.

Cole arrived in Italy on Sunday ahead of his medical before completing the move on Monday afternoon.

The Serie A giants, who finished as runners-up to Juventus last year, confirmed the deal on their official Twitter account.

Cole spent eight seasons with Chelsea, during which he won the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and four FA Cups.

He has 107 England caps and announced his retirement from international football in May when he was left out of his country's World Cup squad.

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