Sakho development piques Baggies interest

West Brom are weighing up making an offer for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho after he asked for a transfer away from the Londoners.

West Brom: Sakho development piques Baggies interestWest Brom: Sakho development piques Baggies interest

The 26-year-old has been a target for Baggies boss Tony Pulis this summer but now his potential availability could mean an official offer is forthcoming with Sakho clearly wanting out of the Hammers.

The Senegal international has pulled out of West Ham’s pre-season trip to the US, claiming he has a back injury, but he has now informed the club he is after a move away, sparking interest from several Premier League clubs.

Sunderland, who had an £11million bid for Sakho rejected in May, are also keeping an eye on the situation, while the likes of Hull, Stoke, Crystal Palace and Burnley may also be targeting Sakho, who slipped down the pecking order last season under Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.

Sakho has another two years left on his Hammers contract and has scored 19 goals in 49 games for them since his move there two years ago.

It is thought an offer of around £10million would be enough to secure his services – a figure Pulis is likely to be happy with as he looks for potential replacements for Saido Berahino, who is widely expected to leave the Hawthorns this summer.

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