David Sullivan has made it clear that no top player will be sold until the club have replaced them with someone better … and that includes Diafra Sakho!
Speculation over the striker’s future has been intense over the last few days and even there’s even been the crazy suggestion on Twitter that his contract could be cancelled by mutual agreement.
This all came about as a result of a training ground rumpus before the Arsenal game when – as is now known – he was unhappy about being left out of the starting line-up.
Talk about rubbing two pieces of wood together and sparking a forest fire – pure nonsense.
Sakho is set to return for the match against either Watford or West Brom. Beyond that his – like every other player’s future – is in manager Slaven Bilic’s hands.
Sullivan declared on his now famous demolition of Andy Goldstein (TalkSPORT): “We will only sell players when we have better players.”
And ClaretandHugh was told by a very well placed source: “That goes for Sak like everybody else. It’s clear he, like any other player would be unhappy at not getting a starting place and that was 80 per cent the problem.
“He claimed to have a small injury which was checked out via a scan and will be fit to return within a few days but the idea that he’s on his way is crazy.
“That decision on his and every other player’s future will be made by Slaven Bilic – nobody else. It would be entirely wrong to start hares running that don’t exists and Sak remains very much a West Ham player.”