Insider: Emphatic West Ham decision made after Bilic in blazing row with senior player
By Harry Sykes
West Ham have resolved the situation with Diafra Sakho after he had a huge bust-up with Slaven Bilic, according to a club insider.
Ex-West Ham United employee reported on Twitter on Tuesday evening that the pair have held clear-the-air talks after Sakho refused to sit on the bench against Sunderland last weekend.
The Sun claim that the striker had a blazing row with Bilic after he was omitted from the starting XI and declared himself injured as he made it clear he would not travel to the Stadium of Light to sit on the bench.
This prompted speculation that the 27-year-old had played his last game for the club and would be sold in the summer.
But Ex-West Ham United employee, who has a reputation as a reliable source of Hammers news, claimed on his personal Twitter account that the situation has been thrashed out and “resolved” at a meeting.
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He added that Sakho is now in line to be recalled to the squad for Saturday’s Premier League home clash against Everton.
The situation with Sakho has been resolved following a meeting. He is in line to feature against Everton ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) April 18, 2017
Sakho has played just three games in all competitions this season due to a series of injuries that included a back problem that sidelined him for three months.
The six-times Senegal international played 26 minutes against Arsenal at the start of this month but was an unused substitute in the subsequent win against Swansea before missing the 2-2 draw against basement boys Sunderland last Saturday.
West Ham are currently 13th in the Premier League table after easing their relegation fears with four points from their last two matches.
Sakho joined the Hammers from Metz in 2014 on a four-year deal for £4.25million and he has gone on to score 16 times in 47 appearances.
In other West Ham news, the club are set to push the button on a quick striker transfer after he blew Hammers coaches away.