Bridge staying put

Wayne Bridge has vowed to fight for his future at Chelsea following reports linking the club with a move for Arsenal star Ashley Cole.

Wayne Bridge has vowed to fight for his future at Chelsea following reports linking the club with a move for Arsenal star Ashley Cole.

Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho recently admitted he will be looking to sign a left-back in the summer and the Blues are being investigated over an alleged illegal approach for Cole.

The speculation has led Chelsea skipper John Terry to publicly back his teammate, saying: “Bridge is a first-class player, one of the best left-backs in the world so why do we need to go out and do that?”

Former Southampton defender Bridge insists he is determined not to let any new arrival walk straight into the first team.

“JT has been bigging me up a bit, but that’s a nice thing to hear from a player like that,” the 24-year-old told the Daily Mirror.

“We’ll have to wait and see who the boss brings in. I just want to get on with my football and see what happens, but there’s nowhere better to be at the moment than Chelsea and I won’t be going anywhere.”

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