Report suggests when Celtic will make final decision on Carlton Cole

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Reported Celtic target Carlton Cole has been linked with moves to Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers.

According to a report in the Glasgow Evening Times, Celtic will make a final decision over Carlton Cole's future by the end of the week.

Cole has been training with the Bhoys, as Ronny Deila assesses whether to offer the target-man a permanent contract at Parkhead.

The 32-year-old is currently a free agent, after his contract at West Ham United expired, and Celtic have been keen to view his talents.

Deila is looking for a new striker, but Celtic have taken their time over making a decision on whether to hand Cole a deal. 

As a result of the Scottish championship's pondering, interest in the experienced hitman has grown considerably and there are now a number of suitors queueing up. 

Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers are both said to be interested in Cole, by the Glasgow Evening Times, meaning Celtic know they have little time to waste.

If Celtic do offer Cole a deal to join them, he will add competition for places in their squad, with Leigh Griffiths currently their first choice striker. 

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