Carlton Cole celebrates after scoring for West Ham in their Boxing Day Premier League match against Arsenal

Transfer news: West Ham tie Carlton Cole to new contract

The striker was released by the club at the end of last season but returned in October

Transfer news: Cardiff City are chasing Ravel Morrison and Wilfried Zaha - reports

Solskjaer keen on using United contact

Transfer news: Ravel Morrison reported transfer target for Cardiff City as West Ham United exit looms

West Ham midfielder could be on his way out this January

Nicklas Bendtner wins the Ballon d'Or...according to Arsenal teammate Emmanuel Frimpong

The latest in a series of photoshopped images from the Gunners' midfielderhas added Bendtner to its list of victims

West Ham players celebrate Mark Noble’s late goal at Cardiff

Cardiff 0 West Ham 2: Hammers take heart from the resurrection of Andy 'the Geordie Jesus' Carroll

There was a talismanic touch to his return, for the final 18 minutes of a pivotal 2-0 win at Cardiff

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is presented as the new manager of Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0 West Ham 2: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Craig Bellamy will be key in relegation battle

The Bluebirds have slipped into the bottom three

Antonio Valencia, David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Andy Carroll and Matt Jarvis

Premier League: Manchester United and West Ham improve to send message - 'Thats for you boss'

Relief for Sam Allardyce and David Moyes as their sides clinch crucial Premier League wins

Your move: Cardiff have signed Magnus Wolff Eikrem (third left) but successful transfers are rare at this time

The Last Word: Close this transfer window full of fear and desperation

Many regard January as the cruellest month when careers can end and problems start

Mats Moller Daehli has joined Cardiff City having left Manchester United last year

Transfer news: Cardiff confirm second signing with 18-year-old Mats Moller Daehli turning down a Manchester United return

Daehli left United to join Molde last season but wanted to stay with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a move to Wales

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The best images from this Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium

Andy Carroll and Mark Noble celebrate after the latter scores the second goal in the 2-0 win over Cardiff

Cardiff City 0 West Ham 2 match report: Mark Noble effort wraps up points for Big Sam Allardyce

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coronation as manager turns into a wake for timid Cardiff as West Ham lift themselves out of the relegation zone and celebrate the return of Andy Carroll

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Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium

Jordon Mutch v Mohamed Diame: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Cardiff City and West Ham

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

Gary Neville on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'He will not accept interference from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan'

Former United right-back not surprised Solskjaer is managing in the division

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