West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is in demand and could leave the Hammers in the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace making a £10 million offer for the Senegal international, according to The Daily Mail.
The former Metz centre forward has fallen down the Irons pecking order and has not been given a chance in the starting XI by David Moyes.
Sakho will understandably be keen to find regular first-team action and leaving West Ham this month to find it seems somewhat inevitable.
With the likes of Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic ahead of him in the pecking order, the African’s potential opportunities at the London Stadium for the rest of the campaign are unlikely to improve.
The Daily Mail state that West Ham want £15m for Sakho but are willing to negotiate if a deal to sell the striker includes financial add-ons.
Moyes is believed to want to raise funds to reinvest in defensive recruits, with a new centre-half looking like a priority for the Irons boss.
Sakho’s potential exit may well split the West Ham fans, with the striker clearly an able player but having a frustrating last 18 months at the club.
The Senegalese forward made an immediate impact after joining the Premier League side, scoring 10 goals in 20 starts for the Hammers in the 2014-15 season.
However, debilitating injuries and inconsistency has blighted his progress since the start of last season, with the player only starting two West Ham league games last term and none in 2017-18 so far.
Some West Ham supporters have called for Sakho to be given more of a chance in the team, while others will be unconcerned by the attacker’s pending exit.
Should he leave the club, it may well afford an opportunity for a Hammers youngster such as Toni Martinez to join the senior squad.
The 20-year-old Spaniard has a sublime scoring record in the West Ham reserve ranks and is being tipped to have a bright future in the game.