Transfer news: Crystal Palace set to seal deal for Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole: Released by West Ham this summer

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Sky sources understand striker Carlton Cole is close to agreeing a one-year contract with Crystal Palace.

The 29-year-old is due to undergo a medical at Selhurst Park on Wednesday.

Palace boss Ian Holloway has been looking to recruit a new striker to bolster his newly-promoted side's firepower for their first Premier League campaign since 2004/05.

Cole has been looking for a new club since being released by West Ham this summer.

He has been linked with a number of English clubs, including West Brom and Hull City, along with Turkish side Besiktas.

Former Chelsea forward Cole scored 47 goals in 227 appearances for the Hammers.