Hammers not willing to offer new deal to striker.
West Ham United have released Carlton Cole after his contract at the club expired, reports BBC Sport.
The 29-year-old did not enjoy a successful season at Upton Park, scoring just twice in the league, despite making 23 appearances.
The powerful forward was overlooked by boss Sam Allardyce in favour of Andy Carroll and Ricardo Vaz Te and, with his deal expiring at the end of June, the Hammers decided to allow Cole to depart.
Despite earning seven caps for England since 2009, Cole failed to live up to expectations when he joined West Ham seven years ago, scoring just 47 goals in 206 appearances for the club, and never consistently holding down a starting spot in the first XI.
The east London club agreed a £15m fee with Liverpool for the transfer of Carroll on Tuesday but it remains to be seen if the England international will opt to move to Upton Park permanently.