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Cole refutes exit links

Filed: Monday, 14th December 2009
By: Staff Writer

Carlton Cole has laughed off reports that he is set to leave West Ham.

The England striker has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks as the January transfer window approaches. But Cole laughed off the rumours, saying:

"It's just paper talk and I haven't heard anything about a move. I love West Ham. I just want to get back to playing and I can't do anything while I'm injured."

Cole, talking to the Standard also revealed that he hopes to be back in action sooner than suggested by some sources.

"Hopefully, I will be back some time in January," he confirmed. "I just need to get back fit and help the Hammers.

"I have to build up the muscles and do some rigorous rehab work to protect the knee and it is going to be like that for the rest of my career."

The 26-year-old striker has scored seven goals from his 15 appearances thus far this season and is well on course to beat his own personal record with half of the season still remaining.

And he attributed his recent success to United's under pressure manager Gianfranco Zola.

"It's natural when things are going bad that it's all doom and gloom but the manager is the best I have worked with," he said. "He's put faith in the players and we're trying to respond.

"We're just not getting the rub of the green at the moment - but we're working very hard."

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by Paul Daniels
03:45PM 15th Dec 2009
''So he is definitely going then.''

by g portugal
12:18PM 14th Dec 2009
''The question is whether the moronic filth who currently own this club care at all about whether the club avoids relegation or not. The evidence points in one direction only: selling assets at every oportunity to extract cash for themselves; trying to sell the club at a ludicrously high price so that nobody will touch it with a barge pole; and, if all else fails, simply pushing the club into adminstration and thereby not having to pay back outstanding debts. But not for grabbing cash for themselves by selling more high profile names in January.

These people don't give a damn about West Ham, its players, managers or supporters. These are the same type of filth that got caught up in sub-prime debt and other stchoopid games. These are people, who if they were drowning, would not warrant pulling out of the water.''

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