Ashley Cole’s agent: “He is not leaving Roma!”

David Manasseh, the agent of Roma left-back Ashley Cole, spoke to the Daily Mail today to address the transfer rumors surround his client.

“Ashley is loving life in Italy and in Rome. He has never been happier. 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.”

The statement from his agent comes just hours after SportMail reported that Crystal Palace is in advanced talks with Roma for a loan-move for the former Chelsea man.

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