Sam Allardyce's blunt assessment of Diafra Sakho contract talks

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

The West Ham boss has been unsurprisingly forthright.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce insists Diafra Sakho 'doesn't need' a new contract - but says players 'don't give a monkeys about anyone else.'

There has been speculation for some weeks now about whether the Hammers will hand their star striker a new contract.

But Allardyce thinks there is no need to extend what is already a four-year deal, although individual players themselves may feel differently...

"He doesn't have to have a new contract because he has a four-year contract anyway," the West Ham boss told reporters.

"If he is going to get one, it will be out of the fact that the chairman and ourselves think that we are going to re-adjust the contract he has now.

"I would think that the chairman would probably discuss that situation when Christmas is finished. I don't see why we should be discussing any contracts with anyone really too much in this period when we are playing so many games in such a short period of time.

"But, yet again, players don't see it that way, do they? If they think it is time for them, they don't give a monkeys about anyone else."

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