Cole waits on Hammers deal
West Ham, Updated:
West Ham will make a final decision on whether to offer Carlton Cole a new contract after a friendly on Thursday according to reports.
Cole will be assessed in a behind closed doors friendly with south London rivals Charlton on Thursday afternoon before a decision is made on his fitness.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is short of firepower up front and had been looking to offer former striker Cole a short term deal but, as yet, the player has not proved his fitness and until he does he will not be offered a contract.