West Ham striker Cole: Hull, Palace wanted me
Cole eventually penned terms with West Ham to January after being released in June.
He told the Daily Mirror: "I nearly signed for St Etienne, but there were a few things we needed to wrap up and it didn't materialise in the end.
"I was close to going to QPR, so I was getting ready for that.
"I had Nottingham Forest and a few other teams in the Championship interested.
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