Report: West Ham tell Newcastle Diafra Sakho is not for sale

Newcastle have been linked with making a move for West Ham forward Diafra Sakho.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the Magpies have been showing an interest in moving for Diafra Sakho, despite transfer links to his West Ham teammate Andy Carroll.

Sakho had a promising debut season in English football, netting 10 Premier League goals at the Boleyn Ground after his move from Metz last summer. He showed a natural goalscoring instinct, and forged a strong partnership with Hammers teammate Enner Valencia.

Bringing a consistent goalscorer to St James’ Park is the main priority for new Magpies head coach Steve McClaren, and Sakho has been targeted as the player who could vastly improve the Tyneside club’s fortunes.

However, he proved his worth to the East London club last season, and the Evening Standard has a report which claims West Ham have absolutely no intention of selling him this summer.

Sakho is seen as a key figure at the club, who will be pivotal to any future success they achieve, and new head coach Slaven Bilic is said to be a big fan of 25-year-old forward.

Despite the want to keep Sakho at the Boleyn Ground, the Hammers are still being linked with making a move for Charlie Austin and Loic Remy to provide cover and competition for the Senegalese international striker.

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