Cole committed to West Ham cause
England striker Carlton Cole insists he was happy to reject interest from other clubs during the transfer window to concentrate on West Ham's survival campaign.
The 26-year-old, who returned to action three weeks ago after two months out with a knee injury, was linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham but is happy to stay at Upton Park.
"I wasn't in the least bit interested in entertaining offers, my only focus was and still is to do the best I can for West Ham for the rest of the season in the situation we are in," Cole told skysports.com.
"My only priority is to get back to full fitness and do my best on the pitch.
"There has been speculation about my future, however, I am not one to shirk my responsibility.
"I am looking forward to enjoying a good end to the season by producing some good performances to repay the Upton Park faithful."
The Hammers are currently a point above the relegation zone, with Gianfranco Zola appearing under pressure last week after publicly criticising co-owner David Sullivan.
"I am behind the manager Gianfranco Zola 110% as he has helped me a lot during his time in charge," added Cole.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news: Javier Hernandez close to exit as Atletico Madrid admit interested
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Thomas Vermaelen and Daley Blind on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Scottie dogs in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'disrespectful to Muslims', say Malaysian politicians
Divock Origi joins Liverpool before immediately being loaned back to Lille
Seydou Keita refuses Pepe handshake before throwing water bottle prior to Roma vs Real Madrid match
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us