West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to West Brom.

The 27-year-old's move to Stoke City fell through last week after he failed to agree personal terms.

The Baggies are reportedly interested in signing Cole but could find his wage demands a stumbling block.

After the proposed move collapsed, the Hammers released a statement which said: "West Ham United would like to clear up media speculation regarding Carlton Cole’s offer to join Stoke City.

“Carlton has not asked for a transfer and has remained committed to the club at all times. In being given permission to talk to Stoke, the negotiations did not break down as a result of him asking for too much money. He was discussing wage parity with other key players and was well within his right to do so."