Reading plan bumper offer for West Ham striker Cole

Reading are chasing West Ham United striker Carlton Cole. The Mirror says Reading are preparing to move for Cole in what would be one of their most-expensive transfers ever.

Reading are chasing West Ham United striker Carlton Cole.

The Mirror says Reading are preparing to move for Cole in what would be one of their most-expensive transfers ever.

The Russian-backed Premier League new boys will pay a fee rising to £5million for Cole, as well as picking up his salary – which is close to another£3m a season.

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