West Ham could offer striker Carlton Cole a new deal at Boleyn Ground, co-owner David Gold has revealed.
The former the former England striker has seen his contract with the Hammers expire in June, and he was expected to find a new destination after seven years at the club.
At one point it looked as though the 29-year-old will join Saint Etienne, but the deal ultimately fell through.
Cole has been training with West Ham over the last couple of weeks in an attempt to improve his fitness levels, but it looks as though he could be offered a new deal at Boleyn Ground.
“Carlton Cole is working hard to regain his fitness with a view to possible signing a new contract,” West Ham co-owner David Gold was quoted as saying in Daily Mirror.
With Andy Carroll suffering a new injury setback, boss Sam Allardyce is in desperate need of a new striker and there is every chance he will go for Cole.
The experienced forward doesn’t have such an impressive scoring record, having bagged 48 goals in 209 league matches for the Hammers, but there are no doubts he would be a welcoming addition at this point in time.