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Cole signs for Roma on two-year deal

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Ashley Cole arrived to Italy on Monday morning © PA Photos
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Ashley Cole has signed a two-year contract with Roma, joining the Serie A club on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Last season's Serie A runners-up announced the agreement on Monday after the player successfully passed a medical in Italy.

"AS Roma SpA announce that a two-year contract, with an expiry of 20 June 2016, has been signed with the footballer Ashley Cole. The agreement also includes the option, on the part of the club, to extend the contract by a further season," a statement on the Giallorossi's website read.

Cole arrived in the Eternal City on Monday morning, where he was met by a large group of Roma fans. He was taken for a medical before personal terms were agreed and his signing was first announced by the Serie A club on Twitter.

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 Roy Hodgson's squad for the 2014 World Cup.

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