Report: West Ham to be approached about striker swap for £27,000-a-week star
By Tom Blackburn
West Brom are ready to offer Saido Berahino in a swap for West Ham forward Diafra Sakho, according to a report.
Football Insider reported on Tuesday that Stoke are trying to sign Berahino for a cut-price £5million.
The Mirror now claim that West Brom are keen to exchange Berahino for Sakho, who is valued at £15million by West Ham.
It is said the Hammers have rejected two bids from Sunderland for Sakho because they have not met their valuation.
Football Insider reported last week that the Senegal international would like to start pre-season with the club he will be playing for next season.
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The £27,000-a-week striker is concerned about his future after slipping down the pecking order at the Londoners and is aware of the club’s public pursuit of at least one new top-class front man.
Sakho struggled this season, scoring just seven goals in 24 appearances and he was unable to cement a regular starting position following the return to fitness of Andy Carroll in the second half of the season.
Berahino has been linked heavily away from the Baggies since last summer, when the club rejected a £20million bid from Tottenham.
The young striker scored an impressive 14 Premier League goals in the 2014-15 season, but this season scored just four times in 31 league games.
The former England Under-21 internatioal has just 12 months left on his current deal and has reportedly rejected a new contract worth £50,000-a-week, making it clear he does not want to stay at the Hawthorns.
In other West Ham news, they are ready to submit a third offer for an international striker.