By Joe Nelson
West Brom’s move for Diafra Sakho has fallen through because the West Ham striker would not be fit for the start of the season, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that, contrary to speculation, Sakho did not fail a medical at the Hawthorns.
However, it is said that West Brom have chosen not to pursue the deal because Sakho would not have been fully fit for the start of the campaign.
It has been widely reported that the two clubs had agreed a fee of £16million for the Senegal international, 26.
The 26-year-old’s signing would have been a new club-record for West Brom, but it now seems that the Senegalese striker will be staying in London with the Hammers for the time being.
The former Metz man has been hampered by injuries during his two-year spell with the East London club, in which time he has scored 15 goals in 44 appearances.
The fact that the deal has not been completed could have an impact on the future of in-demand West Brom forward Saido Berahino.
Stoke have offered £17million plus add-ons for the England Under 21 international, who will now be the centre of attention in regards to is his next move.
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