Carlton Cole is close to moving to French club Saint-Etienne according to Sky Sports.

The 29-year old striker is a free agent after leaving West Ham United earlier this summer and is expected to sign a deal with Les Verts sometime this week after he discusses personal terms.

Cole has been sought out as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who recently left the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard to join Borussia Dortmund.

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