Carlton Cole not interested in leaving West Ham

Injured West Ham striker Carlton Cole insists he is not interested in a move from Upton Park, despite being linked with several other top flight clubs.

Cole has been linked with a move away from the club with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United reportedly being the front runners for his signature.

But the England international who is recovering from a knee ligament problem, says he is happy at West Ham and is focused on returning to full fitness to helpboost the Gianfranco Zola side from the struggles.

“It’s just paper talk and I haven’t heard anything about a move,” Cole told the London Evening Standard. ” I love West Ham. I just want to get back to playing and I can’t do anything while I’m injured.

“I have to build up the muscles and do some rigorous rehab work to protect the knee and it is going to be like that for the rest of my career.Hopefully, I will be back some time in January. I just need to get back fit and help the Hammers.

“It’s natural when things are going bad that it’s all doom and gloom but the manager is the best I have worked with. He’s put faith in the players and we’re trying to respond.

“We’re just not getting the rub of the green at the moment but we’re working very hard.”

By Mark Love, World-Track Global


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