Cole a happy Hammer
Carlton Cole insists he is happy to stay at West Ham as he looks to secure his long-term future.
Last Updated: 29/08/08 10:12am
Carlton Cole insists he is happy to stay at West Ham United as he looks to secure his long-term future.
The striker was understood to be disappointed by the failure to agree a new contract after talks with the club stalled.
However, the former England Under 21 international admits he is not looking to move on from Upton Park and remains hopeful of reaching agreement on an extension.
"I don't want the fans to think that I want to leave," Cole told the club's official website.
"I am happy at West Ham. I have just had a baby and I don't want to go anywhere. I am really settled in my life and only want to work hard and do well for West Ham.
"I am just looking forward to a bright future and when the time is right the deal will be done.
"All I am thinking about is pushing on this season and scoring more goals. That is my main objective.
"I am happy with my current situation and hopefully I can carry on playing games and doing my best for West Ham.
"When I play, I am happy. Every time I play for West Ham I try and give 100 per cent and hopefully I can stay fit and be available for selection every game like I was last season."