£15m rated star shocks West Ham with transfer request - report
By Tom Blackburn
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has ended any doubts about his future in East London after he handed in a transfer request, according to a report.
Football Insider reported on Wednesday that West Brom were hoping to make Sakho their second summer signing.
Sky Sports News now claim Sakho handed in the request with the club making no secret of the fact they are in the market for a striker.
The east London club want £15million for the former Metz sharpshooter and Albion will be forced to wait until Slaven Bilic buys another striker before talks go any further.
It is understood that Sakho is staying in the UK while the Hammers fly out to America for a pre-season tour.
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It’s claimed the 26-year-old has not traveled because he’s suffering from a back injury, but the striker has sought assurances that he will be given more playing time next season.
The striker joined West Ham from Metz in the summer of 2014 for a figure around £4million, he currently has two years left on his contract.
The striker made 24 appearances in all competitions in the recently completed season scoring seven goals and providing one assist as he helped the Hammers claim a place in next season’s Europa League.
In other West Ham news, they have tabled a £27million bid for a 25-year-old and the player is keen for the move.