Yes, that makes a hell of a lot of sense doesn’t it!
CARLTON COLE is a target for Marseille.
The French giants are bossed by Didier Deschamps, who spent the 1999-2000 season at Chelsea, while Cole was in the Blues’ academy.
Deschamps now wants the West Ham and England hitman to boost a Marseille side that has just 17 goals in 16 Ligue 1 games this term.
Championship outfit West Ham value Cole, 28, at £6million. But Marseille, who can offer Champions League football, are not willing to go that high.
SOURCE: The Sun
OK, so how does this work? Marseille, who are competing in the Champions League and finished last season as runners-up in the Ligue 1 title race, need a striker so where does Didier Deschamps look for the answer? Why in the English Championship of course. Where does he think he can find the answer to his goalscoring woes? That’s right, 28 year old Carlton Cole.
This is the same Carlton Cole who is not even a regular in Sam Allardyce’s Hammers starting eleven, the same Carlton Cole who has notched up a whopping 35 goals in 152 appearances for West Ham.
We can only imagine that this rumour is either the result of a rather drunk journalist or an over enthusiastic agent keen to get his 10%!