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

The Tottenham left-back has heard nothing about a rumoured move to the Blues, who are expected to lose Ashley Cole to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract
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."

16/1 Tottenham are 16/1 with William Hill to beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Boxing Day 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.