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Hammers update Sakho and Sunderland

sakhoWest Ham have this morning denied any new bid from Sunderland for striker Diafra Sakho.

The Daily Mail yesterday reported that Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce had come in with an offer and that he wanted a deal sorted out as soon as possible.

However, a Hammers source revealed this morning: “There has been no new bid. That hasn’t happened. Maybe after the first one that was lodged they feel to embarrassed to come back with another!”

The Mail had appeared to hang their story on the suggestion that Sak is unhappy and that he and manager Slaven Bilic have had a meeting at which that was expressed.

However, we were told: “There’s no suggestion that’s the case at all. It’s very very quiet with the Euros on but that is something that someone would definitely have heard about.

“It seems a little bizarre given that Slav has been racing between England, Croatia and France and Diafra is away. ”

The first Sunderland bid was reported at £11 million which was totally incorrect in REAL terms with CandH being told it was nearer £6 million up front with all sorts of “embarrassing clauses attached.”

One was that the player would need to make 30 appearances a season for three seasons in order for the fee to rise to the reported £11m. With his injury record that is unlikely to happen!

And we were told regardless: £11 million is a ridiculous bid anyway. We would not even look at anything under £15m.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

8 comments on “Hammers update Sakho and Sunderland

  1. He is also unlikely to make 30 appearances a season when you consider the AFCON that he would be involved in

  2. Bloody boring on here now.Just saying 😉

  3. Sources are not good enough for some experts.The thought that this place may have someone ITK at the club is written off as pure fantasy lol.While everything they say is factual

  4. Yeah it gets boring elsewhere reading ‘The Experts’ questioning sources on here.Dont like it,dont read it.

  5. That’s how it is bud.I really don’t know how obsessional you have to be about West Ham when an ITK or Source has to be scrutinised.Maybe they should take up trainspotting or collecting Eddie Stobbart truck number plates lol 😀

  6. So is his agent lying as reported on Sky Sports today?
    Personally, I think we will buy him but not at the ’embarrassing’ £15m you expect for him

  7. La Hippopotame Noir would be a better name for you.I agree,£15m is embarrassing,he is worth more,thanks for enforcing that belief.
    Agent lying, nah,they don’t do that do they!
    Never understood why oppo fans can be assed to take the time to sign up to another teams site.Too much time on your hands I suppose 😉

  8. It’s how it is Slice.Sak knows he will get less game time so he has to move on lower down the table to get some matches.Maybe he enjoys relegation battles lol

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