West Ham United have knocked Rennes back after the French club made a bid for Diafra Sakho, according to a reliable journalist.
Kaveh Solhekol, the Sky Sports journalist, made the claim on his Twitter feed that the Ligue 1 side had made an offer to the Hammers for the Senegalese forward.
West Ham turn down offer from Rennes for striker Diafra Sahko
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 20, 2018
In a follow-on report on Sky Sports it was again stated that an offer had been turned down.
It was also claimed that Sakho only earns £30k-a-week with the other strikers in the squad earning between £80k-a-week and £110k-a-week.
The Daily Mail previously suggested that Sakho was close to a move to Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, after Roy Hodgson’s side made a move for the striker earlier in the window and were informed that if they could meet the Hammers demands, a deal could be finalised.
Sakho joined the Irons from FC Metz in 2014 and has been used mainly as a second-half substitute.
Football Insider verdict:
David Moyes has previously stated that he has no intentions of letting players leave during the transfer window but would like to make additions, and he has so far been true to his word. However, Sakho is apparently unhappy with the lack of opportunities he has been given and feels underappreciated in east London. A return to France would suit the Senegal international after already playing for FC Metz, he knows what it takes to succeed in the French league. It will be a shame for supporters of the Irons if this goes through, because he has so much potential if he could just be given a fair shot.
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