Rumours had been rife that Ashley Cole would be leaving Stamford Bridge come the end of the season.
Speculation had been rife that Cole, who supposedly had rejected a one-year deal, would be heading to either Real Madrid or Paris St Germain.
Well, today, it is being reported that Cole, courtesy of a revised offer, has agreed to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Apparently, Cole has put, or is set to, put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal with the option of a further year, thereby ending speculation that his Chelsea days are approaching a close.
It seems like common sense has prevailed, at long last.