Ashley Cole takes massive £113,000-a-week pay cut to join AS Roma [Various]

Ashley Cole has taken a massive pay cut in order to join AS Roma, according to several newspapers.

Both The Star and The Sun report that the former Chelsea left-back has gone from £150,000 a week to £37,000 a week – a massive £113,000 cut!

Cole opted to take the cut so he could finish his playing days in Italy plying his trade for AS Roma.

He’s probably rich enough for several lifetimes and £37,000 a week is hardly pittance plus Cole can take comfort in the fact that he’s joined a club on the up, one that will be playing Champions League football next season.

You can see The Star’s story to the left and The Sun’s below.