However, the West Ham fans did not want the club to sign the Senegalese striker, according to the Englishman.
“I had a little bit of problem myself when I was thinking of signing one of my ex-players who had done fantastic well for me, El Hadji Diouf, as we were short of goals in the Championship,” Allardyce said on Sky Sports’ Fantasy Football Club.
“But for some reason at some occasion, Diouf had done something at Upton Park and the fans made themselves heard.”
Joey Barton situation
Just last week, West Ham fans made sure that the club do not sign former Newcastle United and Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton.
Barton is a free agent at the moment, having left Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2014-15 campaign following their relegation from the Premier League to the Championship.