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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 July, 2003, 03:56 GMT 04:56 UK
Chelsea duo sign new contracts
John Terry
Terry was recently capped by England
John Terry has committed himself to Chelsea for another four years by signing a new contract.

And the club has also tied up 19-year-old striker Carlton Cole on a long-term deal after some impressive performances for the first-team last season.

Terry, 22, who played for England against Serbia and Montenegro last month, had been reported to be unsettled with life at Chelsea.

But chairman Ken Bates dismissed any notion that the defender was keen to leave Stamford Bridge.

"The good news is Carlton Cole signing a six-year contract yesterday," Bates said in an interview with the club's television channel on Wednesday.

"John Terry signed his new contract. He's now going to be with us for the next four years."

The news softens the blow after Gianfranco Zola's decision to leave Chelsea and follows the announcement that the club is to be bought by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich.


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