Transfer news: Carlton Cole discussing personal terms with St Etienne
Sky Sports understands Carlton Cole is in France discussing personal terms over a move to St Etienne.
By Pete O'Rourke
Last Updated: 28/07/13 3:42pm
The former West Ham forward is out of contract and has emerged as a target for the Ligue 1 club as they look to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Cole is believed to be excited about the prospect of playing Europa League football for St Etienne after the club qualified for the competition by finishing fifth last season.
The 29-year-old England international began his career at Chelsea before spending seven seasons with the Hammers, scoring 48 league goals for the club.