Date: 11th January 2018 at 7:26am
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West Ham have accepted a bid from Crystal Palace for striker Diafra Sackho, according to a report.

Sky Sports claims that the Hammers have agreed on a fee between £10million and £12million for the 28-year-old, who is now scheduled to have a medical with Palace as he is now on the verge of leaving the London Stadium.

It is understood that the Eagles are still keen on signing another striker, even though they are now closing in on Sakho.

The Senegal international has previously made it clear that he wants to leave West Ham after he failed to leave the club to join Ligue 1 side Rennes in deadline day in the summer.

This season, the former Metz striker has made 17 appearances across all competitions and scored four goals.

He has failed to start a single Premier League game all campaign and has not been in the squad for the last three fixtures.

Football Insider verdict

Sakho has been a good striker for West Ham but his injury problems have really held him back. Last season the Senegalese forward only managed a handful of games due to a serious back injury. If he was to have been fit for that time, who knows how vital he could be to the East London club at the moment. However it makes perfect sense for him to now move on. £10million is a decent fee for all parties too as Sakho does not appear wanted by David Moyes but Crystal Palace are in need of a new striker to help them avoid relegation.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers are huge favourites to snap up this £40m-valued centre-back.

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