Slaven Bilic knows he could soon face a big “stick or twist” decision on Diafra Sakho
He wants the striker to prove himself 100 per cent fit and earn a new contract with the Hammers but the position is complicated by fears the back injury could cause further issues plus the player’s attitude and lack of starts.
And should a club come in with an offer of around £10 million, Bilic has to seriously consider the pros and cons surrounding Sakho.
He knows that should he give the the striker get regular starts between now and January and there is a goals reward, he has a tough decision to make should an offer to be made with Rennes maintaining a watching brief.
The French club offered the Hammers €9 million in the summer but will need to up that to £10 million minimum if they are to have any hope of taking the player away.
Bilic also knows that he could inhibit any offer by not playing the striker regularly in what is becoming a more and more difficult situation to solve .