Carlton Cole calls out BBC for fake transfer news

Date published: Friday 27th January 2017 1:01 - Matthew Briggs

Carlton Cole: No County move

Carlton Cole has claimed his reported move to League Two outfit Notts County is “not true”.

The 33-year-old former West Ham striker was believed to be heading for Meadow Lane, according to a report from BBC Sport.

But Cole, who left Celtic in August, was quick to pour cold water on the talk on Twitter.

Cole tweeted: “Where did you get this from? Not true!”

The initial report quoted Magpies boss Kevin Nolan, who said he expected Notts County to come out of their transfer embargo within 72 hours before agreeing a deal for Cole, who recently ended a spell in the USA.

Nolan played with Cole at West Ham and said his ex-team-mate, who won seven England caps, is a “great lad”.

“We have had a chat. It would be fantastic if I could bring him over,” Nolan told BBC Nottingham Sport.

“The best thing is to see if he is interested and we can work something out. He has a few things in the fire.

“He will be a breath of fresh air. He is a top pro and a good player. If we can make it happen and the embargo gets lifted, then we will try our best to do that.”

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