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Football news - Ashley Cole released by LA Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays despite Milan rumours

Cole released by LA Galaxy, Ibrahimovic stays despite Milan rumours
By Eurosport

27/11/2018 at 20:18Updated 27/11/2018 at 21:29

The LA Galaxy have confirmed that they have released former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole as part of their roster moves whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains part of the team despite rumours linking him to Milan.

Cole, 37, joined LA in 2016 after leaving Roma and was named captain of the team ahead of the 2018 season.

Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole (3) looks to play a ball during the second half against Toronto FC at BMO Field.

Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole (3) looks to play a ball during the second half against Toronto FC at BMO Field.Reuters

Cole has given no indication as to his future plans.

Ibrahimovic, who joined the Galaxy for the 2018 season, is still part of the squad as he is contracted until 2019.

However there have been persistent rumours linking him with a move back to former side AC Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Los Angeles Galaxy-Red Bulls - MLS 2018 - Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Los Angeles Galaxy-Red Bulls - MLS 2018 - Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Swedish forward scored 22 goals in his debut season and was nominated for the league's MVP award alongside Miguel Almiron, Carlos Vela, Josef Martinez and former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

Ibrahimovic was also nominated for the Newcomer of the Year award alongside Rooney and Vela.

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