Liverpool and Man United target Cole is not for sale, insists West Ham boss Zola

24 November 2009 09:27
[LNB]Not for sale: Carlton Cole[LNB]Manchester United and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their £20m chase for Carlton Cole after West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola insisted he is not for sale.[LNB]The England striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Upton Park in January with the Premier League giants keen on Cole.[LNB]Owing to the Hammers massive debts, it was thought the 26-year-old would have to be sold at the turn of the year to help ease the club's financial plight.[LNB]But Zola says the East Londoners have no intention of cashing in on their prized asset.[LNB]He said: 'Carlton is an important player for this team, not only because he scores goals but also for his presence.[LNB]'I know Carlton wants to stay and is happy here. The club has no intention of selling him or any of our important players.[LNB]'He plays for us and we're very happy with him.[LNB]'We're going to make sure we can help him keep on scoring.'[LNB] Fergie in for £20m Carlton - Manchester United to fight Liverpool for West Ham's ColeLiverpool join Carlton Cole's suitors: West Ham braced for January Kop raidWest Ham slap £20m price tag on Carlton Cole as Liverpool line up January swoop for England strikerWEST HAM UNITED FC

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