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Ashley Cole's agent rubbish Crystal Palace link

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Ashley Cole's agent has quickly rubbished reports claiming his client was set for a quick return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace interested in securing a loan-deal.

Cole, who left England over the Summer after his contract expired at Chelsea, joined AS Roma after snubbing a move to the MLS due to wanting to stay in 'serious competitions', but the left-back has struggled to adapt in Italy and hasn't been a first-team regular under Rudi Garcia.

The Englishman was mocked for the first few months during his stay in Italy due to the infamous team-photo shoot, which sees Cole lurking by himself away from the rest of the team.

Italian Struggles

However, after the mimicking died down, it appeared that Cole had finally settled in Italy, but has since been dropped by Garcia due to poor performances.

The 33-year-old hasn't featured for Roma since late-November and after being eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester City, it was reported that Cole may seek a move back to England.

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Return to England

According to reports, Premier League minnows, Crystal Palace, were ready to secure a six-month loan deal for the veteran, but as quickly as the reports emerged, they have been rubbished.

Cole's agent, David Menasseh, has insisted that the reports are completely false and states that his client has no plans of leaving Roma in the New Year despite being dropped from the first-team.

Reports Rubbished

"Ashley is loving life in Italy and in Rome. He has never been happier," he is quoted in Metro as saying.

"Whoever has given this information out is a disgrace because all it does is give fans of a football club false hope.

"Ashley is concentrating on trying to win trophies in Italy and, in particular, Serie A this season. Nothing else."

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