Olympique Marseille are chasing West Ham United striker Carlton Cole.

The Sun says the French giants are bossed by Didier Deschamps, who spent the 1999-2000 season at Chelsea, while Cole was in the Blues' academy.

Deschamps now wants the West Ham and England hitman to boost a Marseille side that has just 17 goals in 16 Ligue 1 games this term.

Championship outfit West Ham value Cole, 28, at £6million. But Marseille, who can offer Champions League football, are not willing to go that high.