Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri could make former Hammer Carlton Cole his first signing.
According to the Daily Mirror, The Tinkerman is weighing up a move for Cole who is a free agent as he knows him from his time as Chelsea manager.
Ranieri gave Cole his debut as a teenager in 2002 and described him as the best young player he had ever worked with at the time. He has always kept a good relationship with Cole after once labelling him “Tyson” for his size and strength.
It is claimed Cole has also attracted interest from West Brom, Aston Villa and Norwich.