I tried to sell Jose Mourinho my rare car in exchange for a new Chelsea contract – Joe Cole

Joe Cole
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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has revealed he tried to sell Jose Mourinho his Ferrari in exchange for a new contract.

Speaking in a column for The Telegraph, Cole said: “Only once in my career did I buy a flash car.

“It was a Ferrari Scaglietti, around the year 2006. I convinced myself I should have one but it did not feel right.

“The dealer said I was lucky to get it. My usual sceptical view of the world meant I did not believe him, but it turned out the model was quite rare.

“When he saw it in the car park at Cobham, Jose Mourinho offered to buy it off me.

“I said I was happy to do so on the condition that he told the club to give me a new contract.

“Sadly, we never did that deal.”

Mourinho ended up leaving Chelsea at the end of the 2006/07 season, but Cole remained at the Bridge for three more years.

Cole would go on to win the double under Carlo Ancelotti, before leaving for Liverpool in 2010.