West Ham striker Carlton Cole could continue his career beyond West Ham with a move to the USA.
The Hammers forward has fallen sharply down the pecking order at Upton Park since the loan arrivals of Andy Carroll from Liverpool and Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh as well as the permanent signing of Wellington Paulista.
Norwich and Reading have been linked with the forward who, in 2010, was the subject of a £9m bid from Liverpool.
But Cole has a history of debilitating knee injuries dating back to 2009, which could deter bids from the top-flight duo.
A move to the burgeoning MLS league, however, would be much kinder to Cole's powerful frame.
The 29-year-old, who has impressed in the brief opportunities he has been given this season, is unlikely to want to drop back down into the Championship.
Major League Soccer is keen to recruit stellar names from the UK after David Beckham's decision to quit LA Galaxy and Cole could move to there, with the help of his former Premier League team-mates.
Robbie Keane and Carlo Cudicini both played with Cole at West Ham and Chelsea respectively and could recommend the frontman to Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.