Reading and Norwich are set to move for West Ham striker Carlton Cole this month after the 29-year-old was told he can leave Upton Park, according to the Daily Mirror.

Cole is one of the Hammers longest serving players having arrived from Chelsea in 2006, but a lack of goals and inconsistent performances have lead Sam Allardyce to allow him to leave.

West Ham have signed two strikers already this month on loan in the shape of Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista with fellow loanee Andy Carroll nearing full fitness after a knee injury.

The England international is reportedly unhappy at being told he can leave but a fresh start and first team opportunities at Reading or Norwich may be what he needs.

With Cole’s contract up in the summer and the three loan players to return to their parent club, West Ham could be left with just one senior striker on their books come June.


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    3 years ago

    Thank God for crap managers !! Get rid of Cole and more importantly Tompkins and perhaps we can go up the league . Cole cant score and Tompkins cant stop them . Both slow , over rated and out of their depth.

    3 years ago

    I think when other clubs want our players we should be looking to see if they have players that we want,and try to work out a deal,that suits both teams.