Sunderland were linked with a move for the former England frontman when Sam Allardyce was in charge.
West Ham United will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.
West Ham United have allowed former striker Carlton Cole to train with the club.
Carlton Cole has confirmed that he's back training with West Ham.
The former West Ham United and Chelsea forward has enjoyed a brief stint in the U.S. but is now in search of a new team, closer to home.
Carlton Cole has explained why he left Celtic over the summer.
The former West Ham United and Celtic striker joined the US third-tier side earlier this month on a deal for the rest of the 2016 USL season.
The former West Ham United and England striker had been a free agent after leaving Celtic earlier this summer.
James Tomkins has left West Ham United for Crystal Palace.
Carlton Cole is leaving Scottish Premiership side Celtic.