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West Ham striker Cole: Hull, Palace wanted me

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole insists he wasn't short of offers over the summer.

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.

"Hull City in the Premier League too, so I did have a few teams. Crystal Palace was a big one was well."

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