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No deal for Carlton Cole - yet


Filed: Friday, 4th October 2013
By: Staff Writer


Carlton Cole is still waiting to be offered a contract by West Ham.

The 29-year-old striker was informed recently that he would be offered a short-term deal upon proving his fitness. But Cole has now been told that he will now have to prove himself in a behind-closed-doors friendly before being offered a contract.

West Ham are set to play Championship side Charlton Athletic in a friendly next Thursday, the game earmarked for Cole to make his return in claret and blue. Should he come through that without any problems, a deal will finally be offered.

That's according to manager Sam Allardyce, who told reporters this morning: "Carlton is joining in training with us and we have a planned game behind closed doors next week while the international break is on.

"When he has come through that game, hopefully he'll be looking fitter and after that game we see that he can make a big contribution to us. If that is the case, there is already a contract there available."

Cole, speaking in a conversation with former West Ham coach Wally Downes on Twitter this week revealed that he was itching to start playing again.

In reply to a comment by Downes in which he referred to Cole as "no finer man [and a] great bloke in the dressing room", the striker said: "'I'm nearly ready. Can't wait to get back on the pitch and score my first goal."





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