Cole to stay at West Ham despite Championship interest

first_img1 Carlton Cole Carlton Cole looks set to stay at West Ham, despite reported interest from Championship club Bournemouth.The striker has only one year left on his current deal and reports suggested the east London club were willing to accept a £1m bid for the former Chelsea forward.But with club record signing Andy Carroll being ruled out for four months with an ankle injury, Cole has started the first two games of the season and got on the scoresheet against Crystal Palace last weekend.Sam Allardyce would be reluctant to let him leave, even though he has new signings Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho challenging for a place in the Hammers attack.The south coast club were hoping to make Cole one of their big summer additions but talkSPORT understands Cole was reluctant to take a cut in his wages.last_img