Date: 26th January 2018 at 1:18pm
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West Ham forward Diafra Sakho has told the Hammers he wants to leave the club in order to join French side Rennes, according to a report.

The Sun revealed the latest development regarding the player’s future after it had emerged last week that the Hammers had turned down a bid from the Ligue 1 side for the player.

And now the player has informed the club, that in spite of the injuries to a number of key players, he intends to depart.

Sakho is said to be unhappy about the lack of opportunities he has been getting with the Irons as he is used mainly as a second-half substitute.

The Senegal international has still managed to put away six goals this term from the 19 appearances he has made – a pretty impressive return.

Last season the forward made only four outings for the Hammers as it emerged that the attacker trains away from the first team as he attempts to drive a transfer from the east Londoners.

The Mail claim that the player is valued at £10million.

Football Insider verdict:

David Moyes has already said that he does not want to lose any of his players and has so far stood by the statement he made at the beginning of the transfer window. Particularly given the injury list the Hammers have, the club need to hold onto all their attacking options for as long as they can. While it is understandable that Sakho would be feeling under appreciated in London – as there is little more than he could have done than to score the goals he has – it is a desperate time at the club and unless there are players coming in, Sakho will be made to stay.

In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are closing in on a deal for Belgium international ace Dendoncker. 

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