Report: Four clubs eye £15m West Ham attacker, he favours transfer to one club
By Dominic Toner
West Ham forward Diafra Sakho would prefer a move to Sunderland to work under Sam Allardyce, according to a report.
However Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, Watford and West Brom are reportedly all interested in the 26-year-old.
The Shields Gazette report that Sakho wishes to link up with Allardyce for a second time, if he moves away from West Ham this summer.
His agent Mark McKay insists the player would stay at the London club if he was promised game time next season, after he endured an injury hit season where he made just 21 appearances.
Clubs will have to pay at least £15million for the forward after West Ham placed a large price tag on their player.
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The current Sunderland manager brought Sakho to the English game two years ago while in charge at West Ham, costing £3.5million to secure his services from FC Metz.
The Senegalese striker impressed during his stay in France, winning the Ligue 2 division in 2013/14 and being named the Player of the Year in that season due to his 20 goals.
Since his move to England he has 44 appearances to his name and has scored a respectable 15 goals in that time.
After West Ham secured European qualification for the upcoming season, it is unclear whether Sakho is surplus to requirements under Slaven Bilic.
The clubs chairman David Gold confirmed on Friday that two signings are imminent at the club, which could spark a bidding war for Sakho if they acquire a new striker.
In the latest West Ham news, they have rejected a £10million bid for their player.