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West Ham outcast Carlton Cole eyeing move to Premier League promotion chasers Brentford

West Ham striker Carlton Cole saw his January move to West Bromwich Albion scuppered on deadline day by manager Sam Allardyce, much to his fury, but is now vying for a move to high-flying Championship outfit Brentford in the summer.

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The Bees sit sixth in the Championship, in the midst of a play-off position, and have one eye firmly on reaching the top-flight of English football, with a new 20,000 stadium to be built.

Cole reveals he has a great deal of affection towards Brentford, and remains open-minded over a move to the club: “I grew up around the corner from Griffin Park. I used to live on the eighth floor and see the fans walk past my flat. I wanted to be that person for them to come and watch me play one day,” as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I’ll have a little butchers you know. They going alright at the moment and they hold a little soft spot in my heart so you never know.”

The 31-year-old has made just five Premier League appearances for the Hammers this term, scoring two goals, and looked destined for a transfer to the Baggies, until Allardyce pulled the plug after Tottenham Hotspur wouldn’t allow Emmanuel Adebayor to move to Upton Park.

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