It seems that Sky Sports are refusing to give up on their Diafra Sakho to Sunderland for £11 million story despite West Ham revealing the bid is entirely unacceptable.
Sky have today new spin to the tale claiming the player wants a swift resolution on his future amid the speculation.
Well, given the story was started by them perhaps whoever is involved in breaking it could put the facts as he/she understands them on the line thus helping the situation considerably
However, what ClaretandHugh was told again this moring is that nothing like an £11 m bid has been lodged.
Instead the offer was around half of that and involved clauses which involved Sunderland staying up for three seasons and Sakho playing 30 games per campaign.
That suggests the Black Cats manager Sam Allardyce has noted the players injury problems and realised he is unlikely to have to fulfill any of those obligations given that in his two seasons with the Irons, Sak has managed 26 and 24 first team appearances.
Sky then justify the new line they have taken with the following quote : ‘Sources close to the player have told Sky Sports News HQ that Sakho is looking for clarity regarding his future, adding the player would like to start pre-season with the club he will be playing for next season.” Blah blah blah
Well we an answer that one for him and Sky. He will be a West Ham player unless a realistic bid starting at around £15 million is made.
Okay, is that sorted?