Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole

Since re-signing for West Ham back in October, Carlton Cole has netted five times in 15 Premier League appearances, which is one of the best striking returns in his infamously goalshy career.

But if the Hammers are ever to escape the continuous cycle of simply maintaining their top flight status year upon year, their potency in the final third has to significantly improve ahead of next season.

Perhaps the 30 year-old could still have a bit-part role to play at Upton Park, considering his contract will come to an end in 2015 anyway. But with finances tight in East London, selling on the 6 foot 3 target man would give the Hammers’ transfer kitty a welcomed boost.