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Hammers reveal new Sakho twist

None of the board were available to speak with Sakho at the LS today.

None of the board were available to speak with Sakho at the LS today.

Stories arriving out of Sky Sports News this evening that Diafra SakhoΒ turned up at the London Stadium to discuss personal issues have been denied by West Ham.

In fact the striker had rung the club and been told that none of the directors were able to see him as they were in various parts of the country and abroad and thus unable to speak with him.

That has left the player and his advise Mark McKay in limbo and looking unable to organise the player’s future before 11 pm when the transfer window closes.

Sky had run an earlier story that Sakho was at the stadium – repeated on CandH – wanting to discuss personal problems with club officials but we are told by our own insider it never happened.

Our source told us: “We had a phone call from Sakho during the afternoon and told him that the directors were not at the stadium and therefore unable to speak with him.Β We expected him to arrive at Rush Green but he has not been at the training ground all day.

“To be honest we were surprised when we saw the story appearing on Sky Sports News although it may be they are preparing to run an update on the situation later

“It seems that unless somebody makes contact with Sakho there can be no solution to the situation today which will mean of course he remains with us at least until the next window.”

David Sullivan is out of the country and both Karren Brady and David Gold were involved in business elsewhere as Deadline Day pressed on towards its close.

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21 comments on “Hammers reveal new Sakho twist

  1. why keep him now he wont be able to play cos the fans will turn on him for sure I for one never want to see him in the claret and blue again

  2. It’s something about that **** place just across the channel I think.

  3. Hopefully the non-holidaying board members are busy with incoming deals so they don’t have time to pander to this distraction

  4. Best place to be for the board is abroad judging by the amount of flak they are receiving.Notice that Carvalho is so unfit he is playing for the European Champions Portugal tonight.They must think we are all brain dead.F……,fanny merchants.

  5. Can we please hear no more about Sakho today pls, only about transfers that will likely happen, its good that we have kept him for the time being but 10 or so articles is probably enough. Any news from DG is it a case of don’t wait up or don’t go to bed ?

    • Well, if Sean’s correct on WHTID, that’s it for this window 32!
      Not really in to knocking the board/manager, but have to say that I’m a little disappointed, and a lot worried!

    • Just watching carvalho 32 , fit as a fiddle mate , the ploy is keep the sakho siege going and take the limelight away from the window ? Next level of deceit from these clowns !
      Not a clue ? Next step is to sack bilic and blame everything on him about why we didn’t do any business? We are so light its frightening ?😈

  6. Why don’t we swap Sanchez for Sako

  7. The siege of sakho 9/2 favourite to go AWOL like the board ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    They’ve all had it on their toes with the petty cash πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

  8. Oh well, I suppose we will have to settle for runners up this year in the Premierships….just as long as it’s not the SPUD’S in first…πŸ˜•

  9. the one out one in concept was soon forgotten. We are in trouble this season. Upfront sakho not interested carroll prawn cracker in the rain. french person friend toi lightweight. oh dear oh dear. davids still think we are top8???

  10. No incoming transfers according to Ex WHU Employee.He said everyone could go to bed unless something unexpected happened.Which i think he doubted.
    Incoming players today-zero!!

  11. I am so angry at the Board taking the fans for a ride, I even feel sad for Bilic. Desperately wanting to look at the situation and say “oh well we can get by”, but nothing tells me that we can survive. The squad is very, very light and even a lot of our youngsters have been sent elsewhere, so where is the cover ? Would someone please say something encouraging.

    • Bilic will be the fall guy you mark my words.I bet the owners say they found players but Bilic didnt want them.I can see it already.

  12. Personally I don’t blame the board. I blame Bilic for settling for this squad and not wanting any more players.

    Each to thier own.

    • He wanted Carvalho but they were too tight to go the extra mile.Everyone knows he wanted Carvalho.
      Bilic has messed up on the pitch but he cant be blamed for every bleeding thing even if some seem to want too blame him for everything.

      • So he identified a gap in the squad and had literally no other options identified other than playing an 18 year old there who was miles off the radar last year?
        Who was number 2 Target?
        What about all the other serious gaps in the squad?
        Why loan out so many of the promising youngsters?
        I don’t like the board. But it’s obvious the manager thinks he has enough. For all we know he could have asked for WC but said not a penny over 30 million or he ain’t worth it.

  13. I cannot believe we haven’t signed a attacking midfielder, if Lanzini gets injured we have no one to replace him, how can a club with supposed ambitions of qualifying for Europe be reliant on one player to create all the goal scoring chances ?

    • To be honest we have not signed anybody since the early Summer flurry when Chicharito,Zabaletta,Hart,and Arnoutovic arrived along with Haksabanovic for the future(which does not look too good).17 players gone or loaned out.They have taken us for a right old ride full of promises and no action like last season.Of course they will use the Bilic debacle as an excuse to inadequate recruitment whilst they feather their own nests.

  14. I’m watching a master at work here , carvalho has been box to box running the whole game ?
    Lanzini would love this guy , he supply’s everything , wins every ball and reads a game like none of our m/f does and press’s , he’s a beast , and he hasn’t played a match for weeks ?
    No excuses good enough for me ! Handshandys ! He deals with everyone like he’s getting supply’s for the dirty Mac brigaid lol the thing is they are not dildos ! They are chairman of the club and know their trade ! Carvalho is worth bundles more than the buyout clause?
    New contract and new buyout clause coming for Mr carvalho to go with the flow ?
    Joke ?😠

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