Carlton Cole to leave Upton Park?
West Ham striker Carlton Cole could be set to leave Upton Park before the end of the transfer window following an approach from Turkish side Kasimpasa.
England forward Cole is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to agree new terms, and it was expected that West Ham would cash in on the 29-year-old this month rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.
Source: Sky Sports
Norwich City had been credited with an interest in the targetman earlier in the window, but it appears Cole could be heading overseas with Kasimpasa keen to take him to the Turkish Super League to aid their title quest.
Cole has continued to play a role in the West Ham first-team this season, but the return to fitness of on-loan Andy Carroll, who is at Upton Park for the season, coupled with the arrival of two more loanees Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal and Wellington Paulista from Cruzeiro mean the former Chelsea man could be allowed to leave.
Kasimpasa will have to pay around £3million to capture Cole, who is also thought to have been interesting Turkish rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.