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Burnley X-Files: Cole from the Forest?

Andrew Cole is in the Sunday papers rumour mill section again today.

New boys in the Championship, Nottingham Forest are expected to sign the 36 year old striker this week according to the press.

Cole, on loan from Sunderland last season was unable to agree terms with Owen Coyle concerning a possible permanent move to the club. It had been hoped he would sign a one year deal in the dotage of his career and help develop the young guns.

Released by Sunderland and turning down Burnley, he was then linked to Southend having reportedly been offered a player-coach role.

Briefly it was then Norwich who were linked with the striker. Nothing seemed to come of that rumour which is a shame since if the deal had gone ahead it would have been a reporter and editor's dream with headlines like Norris (sorry Norwich) Cole signs!!

It is however newly promoted Nottingham Forest who now appear to be in the driving seat if the rumours are to be believed.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 29 2008

Time: 8:49AM

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Bet this guy finishes up playing against us next season and scores!!
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29/06/2008 08:51:00

If was being linked with Leeds in a player coach role. I hope he ends up at Forest.
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29/06/2008 16:29:00

Forgot about the Leeds link, Dazza. I dunno, I think this guy really wants to retire and put his feet up
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29/06/2008 20:09:00

Veteran striker Andy Cole, 36, has been offered 25,000 a week by Nottingham Forest to sign on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)
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30/06/2008 07:58:00

That cant be right can it? 25,000 a week? No wonder we couldnt get him
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30/06/2008 10:31:00


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