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Hammer Cole on Palace radar
by Hugh Southon
14th May 2013 9:50am BST
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is set to move in on West Ham's Carlton Cole if the Eagles soar back into the Premier League this weekend.
Holloway is a huge admirer of the Upton Park player who is out of contract in the summer and hesitating over a new Hammers deal.
The Crystal Palace boss has been watching the centre-forward since the Hammers defeated his former club Blackpool in last summer's play-off final.
And with his prolific striker Glenn Murray looking likely to miss much of next season, a move for Cole is now very much on.
Holloway revealed after the play-off final: "Carlton Cole was the difference. I'm a big fan of that lad'.
If he had been more consistent he would have been England's centre forward for a long time."
West Ham are understood to have made Cole an off the record offer of around £35,000-a- week with an "accept by the last day of the season" condition placed on it.
However, the player wants a minimum of £40,000 and Palace could probably meet those demands armed with £15 million from the sale of Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United.
And the move to south London would very much suit Cole who is keen to reman in the capital