Monday Kickoff: Cole's Chelsea days numbered, Liverpool plan on staying at Anfield, and more

Monday Kickoff: Cole's Chelsea days numbered, Liverpool plan on staying at Anfield, and more

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Monday Kickoff: Cole's Chelsea days numbered, Liverpool plan on staying at Anfield, and more

Ashley Cole’s days with Chelsea appear to be winding to a close.

According to the Daily Mail, the Chelsea left back is ready to leave the European champions at the end of the season after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St. Germain have all been linked to moves for the English defender.

Cole has traveled with England ahead of Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Here are some other stories to get your Monday going:

LIVERPOOL LOOKING TO RE-DEVELOP ANFIELD

After years of speculation about a potential new stadium for English giant Liverpool, it appears the club is more likely to re-develop its current home rather than build a new one.

According to Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre, Liverpool has plans to re-develop the area around Anfield in order to increase the size of the new stadium. The city of Liverpool has announced plans for extensive improvements of the area around Anfield.

THe latest developments seem to put an end to the potential for a new stadium in Stanley Park, located between Anfield and Goodison Park, home of Everton.

VUKCEVIC NO LONGER IN CRITICAL CONDITION

TSG Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic has been upgraded from critical condition to stable condition for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him last month.

The German Under-21 midfielder crashed his car on the way to practice, with medical examinations taken afterward revealed Vukcevic had low blood sugar at the time of the accident. Vukcevic had been involved in a car accident two years earlier that also involved him having low blood sugar.

Vukcevic has scored six goals in 78 matches for the German club.

SOLSKJAER SHOOTS DOWN BOLTON LINK

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has become a very popular target for English clubs looking for a promising young manager, but the former Manchester United star isn’t in a hurry to leave Norwegian champions Molde just yet.

Solskjaer shot down rumors linking him to the Bolton job, while also refuting suggestions he could take the Blackburn job. Solskjaer insisted that he will see out the remainder of Molde’s current season, but that timetable suggests he chould potentially leave the club after two seasons this winter.

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