Sunderland striker move

Reports claim Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has made an £11m plus bid for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho.

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It had been reported that the Black Cats were keen on the forward and were hoping to land him in a £10million deal this summer, although the two clubs have not held talks over the possible transfer and any agreement will not be sorted out until after this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament at the earliest.

Sunderland have registered their interest and it is now reported that an £11m offer has been tabled as Allardyce looks to get his summer signings in early, West Brom are also said to be monitoring Sakho’s situation and could launch a rival offer.

Sakho made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers in the season just finished, scoring seven goals, but had injury issues to contend with as well as he battled to start up front ahead of Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll.

Boss Slaven Bilic is chasing one, possibly two, big-name forwards this summer so Sakho’s place in the squad could be under threat and a move to Sunderland, where he would be reunited with the man who signed him for West Ham, Allardyce, may appeal.

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