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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has said that he expects a whopping £16.5million for striker Carlton Cole .
26-year-old Cole impressed for West Ham in what was a difficult season for the Hammers, scoring ten goals and making an all-round contribution to the side.
However, West Ham chiefs David Gold and David Sullivan have made it clear that they are prepared to sell any member of the squad, apart from Scott Parker, making 26-year-old Cole a prime transfer target.
Now Sullivan has upped the ante, saying in The Sun, "If Darren Bent is worth £16.5m, then so is he.
"Bent has proved he's worth every penny. They are like for like and worth the same."
Although several clubs, particularly Stoke City have been linked with the striker, Cole is reportedly happy in London and wants to be part of Avram Grant's West Ham regime. However, Grant may well have to sell some of his top players in order to bring in new talent to Upton Park.
The same Bent who has constantly outshone Cole in the goals department every season is suddenly worth the same absolultely laughable