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High-profile Hammers departure imminent - reports

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West Ham striker Carlton Cole is the subject of a post-transfer deadline bid from Turkish outfit Galatasaray according to skysports.com.

The 27-year-old England international's future has been heavily talked about following the club's relegation to the Npower Championship.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to keep hold of Cole - who has started the season promisingly with three goals for West Ham, but it now appears he could be on his way out of Upton Park.

Despite the transfer window closing at 23:00 on Wednesday 31 August, there is time for a deal to be concluded as the Turkish window remains open until Monday.


 

Reports suggest that Galatasaray are prepared to pay up to £8million to secure Cole's signature, and that the player is open to a move abroad in the hope it will get his international career back on track.

Stoke City tried to sign the Hammers star earlier this summer, but after successfully negotiating a fee with West Ham, they failed to agree personal terms with the player, who later returned to east London.

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