Cole agrees contract with West Ham

Carlton Cole looks set to return to West Ham United following an agreement that will see the striker rejoin on an initial three-month contract, writes Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old left the club at the end of last season, but failed to find another employer. Cole decided to return to West Ham for training and was told a deal may be agreed if he could improve his fitness. The initial three-month deal gives the former England international a view to extend it in January.

Allardyce’s men have struggled to score goals this season, with a lack of forwards in the squad, Andy Carroll’s absence through injury resulting in a big loss. Mladan Petric was brought into the club after Carroll suffered his set-back, but the 32-year-old is yet to start a match for Allardyce since joining the club.

Cole could feature as early as this weekend when the Hammers host Manchester City on Saturday. The former Chelsea and Aston Villa striker first joined West Ham in 2006, and has nearly played 250 games for the club.

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