West Ham FC says it will offer Carlton Cole a short-term contract having only released the player in the summer.
The Hammers, who are without the injured Andy Carol, are looking to offer a deal to the 29-year-old England international once he is fully fit.
“As soon as he’s fit enough to play there will be an offer of a short-term contract on the table,” manager Sam Allardyce told the club’s official website.
“As soon as he’s OK and suitable terms have been agreed, then he’ll join us.”
The former Chelsea striker has been training with the club upon his inability to seal up a suitable deal with a top flight club over the summer.
He spent seven years at Upton Park before his summer release and could beef up Allardyce’s options upfront once he is fully fit.
He made 237 appearances for West Ham scoring 59 goals.