West Ham are looking at crisis plans should the striker crisis look to be heading beyond the January.
The club are caught on the horns of a dilemma knowing that should their striker curse continue into the New Year they will have to bring in a player or even two to breach the gamp.
Juventus striker Simone Zaza would be among the names they would be looking at but the biggest problem is an empty till for transfer funds whilst being up to their FFP ceiling.
A top level source – talking to ClaretandHugh – explained the problems and admitted that they would somehow have to circumvent the situation on finances if things failed to improve.
He said: “There’s no panic at this stage because the extent of Diafra Sakho’s problem is unknown and hopes are rising that Enner Valencia could be back before Christmas.
“The club will wait for a while and soldier on for now because there’s nothing that can be done anyway until the window opens.
“Everybody is hopeful there will be good news on Diafra and fingers are crossed on Enner. However, should the problem still be a problem in Jauary something ould have to be done.”
And we have learned that would involve a board meeting aimed at finding a way of circumventing the financial problems with wages and FFP in order for the club to protect its season.