Sakho is looking more likely to join the club on a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season than to make the permanent move this summer.
Club chairman Bernard Serin has revealed the player could soon be a Hammer and added he would make an announcement when it happens.
In itself that is not conclusive as ClaretandHugh has had it confirmed on several occasions that medicals are normal procedure in order to not waste hours negotiating to then face a problem on that front.
However, we have discovered that Sakho is very much favoured by Sam Allardyce as the strong, physical presence he requires in the box
The player wants a minimum of £15k a week plus £5k for each appearance and a source has explained to Claretandhugh that the outcome should be known by midweek the latest.