Chelsea reports are just 'paper talk' – Assou-Ekotto

Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has played down reports that Chelsea are looking to sign him as a replacement for Ashley Cole.With the England international expected to leave Stamford Bridge on a Bosman in the summer, there had been suggestions that the Blues would move for the Cameroonian, who has made only three appearances so far this season.However, Assou-Ekotto told Sky Sports: "I have a contract until 2015 with Spurs and I do not know if they want to sell me, so for me it is paper talk."

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Goal.com understands that Cole will join Ligue 1 big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his Chelsea contract, while Southampton teenager Luke Shaw is another left-back to have been linked with Rafa Benitez's side.Since moving to White Hart Lane in 2006, Assou-Ekotto has made 186 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, scoring four goals.

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