Joe Cole’s hopes of landing a new West Ham United deal in the summer look dead in the water, [football] direct news understands. The 32-year-old has overcome the problems that he encountered with boss Sam Allardyce earlier in the season and after much publicity, both have since put the problems behind them.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });However, at nearly 33 and with regular injury difficulties, [football] direct news has learned that the club is now ready to finally bring the curtain down on the career of one of Upton Park’s favourite sons. With Pablo Armero very much on their agenda as a summer signing – as already reported here today – the salary difference between the pair would be minimal and allow the club to conclude a very straightforward deal. A source revealed: “Joe has been a wonderful player for this club and deserves every bit of recognition in the world for his achievements. But things move on and I think he will probably be able to get himself a worthwhile contract somewhere.” Queens Park Rangers would be big favourites to snap up the player as a move across London could suit the former England international. Read more West Ham United transfer news.