Blues and Tigers linked to veteran striker

Birmingham City

Birmingham City and Hull City are reported to be weighing up moves for former Chelsea and West Ham United striker Carlton Cole.

The Sun claim the struggling Championship clubs, who both currently occupy positions in the bottom four, are interested in the 34-year-old Croydon-born player.

The ex-England international striker is a free agent after leaving Indonesian club Persib Bandung in August.

Since leaving West Ham in 2015, Cole has spent a short spell with Celtic and experienced similar stints in the United States with Sacramento Republic and in the Indonesian Liga 1 with Persib Bandung.

Cole has been training with League One club AFC Wimbledon, but the Dons are yet to agree a deal with him.