Crystal Palace have submitted a bid of £10million to West Ham for striker Diafra Sakho, according to a report.
The Daily Mail report that David Moyes was hoping for a fee of around £15million, but would accept a lower fee to secure funds to strengthen the Hammers defence.
It had been reported that the Senegalese striker had been attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including Everton and Newcastle United – but it is Crystal Palace who have made the first move.
Sakho has scored four goals this season for the Hammers, also finding the net twice for Senegal as they secured qualification to this years World Cup.
Roy Hodgson’s Palace team have struggled for goals this season, scoring only 20 in their 22 league matches – so the move to sign a striker is no surpirse.
Football Insider verdict:
Diafra Skaho has been prolific at times in England, scoring 24 goals in his 71 appearances in all competitions for West Ham. The deal makes sense, as Crystal Palace boast a crowded attacking midfield squad, but lack a true goal threat. The likes of Townsend and Zaha could bring the best out of the Senegalese international, who knows how to find the net. West Ham could use the reported £10m fee to sure up the rocky defensive third, as they look to distance themselves from the relegation zone.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have seen two £15million bids rejected for proven Premier League talents.