England forward’s contract expires next month.
Front man Carlton Cole will leave Premier League outfit West Ham United this summer after the Hammers decided not to offer the player a new deal, says BBC Sport Online.
The England international has been at Upton Park for seven years after arriving at the club from London rivals Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
And, in the intervening period the 29-year-old has appeared in 208 Premier League fixtures for West Ham, finding the back of the net on 47 occasions.
Meanwhile, in all competitions during his stay in the capital, Cole made 235 appearances for the club, netting an impressive 58 strikes.
However, last season the attacker only played in 27 Premier League games as Sam Allardyce’s men battled to avoid relegation to the Championship for large chunks of the campaign, with Cole only registering two top-flight goals in the entire season.
And it was ultimately that loss of form in front of goal that persuaded Allardyce and Co not to offer the player a new deal.
“Carlton’s need at his age is to be playing football as often as he can. We felt it better he found pastures new,” said West Ham manager Allardyce.