Report: West Ham United want £15m for Sunderland target Diafra Sakho

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

Sunderland are reportedly looking at West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho.

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

According to a report in the Northern Echo, West Ham United are demanding £15 million for striker Diafra Sakho.

Sunderland reportedly want to sign Sakho, as they look to bolster their forward options for next campaign.

However, Sam Allardyce is unwilling to part with the money that West Ham are demanding for the Frenchman.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

The Hammers are willing to sell Sakho, as Slaven Bilic has plans to bring in a new big-money striker during the summer transfer window, but they will not sell cheap.

West Ham realise that Sakho would offer them good cover, and Sunderland are reportedly struggling to negotiate a deal.

Allardyce has already stated that he does not want to overspend in the upcoming transfer window, and he currently feels that a deal for Sakho does not represent value for money.

West Ham's Diafra Sakho in action with Watford's Sebastian Prodl

Sunderland are still apparently working on a deal, but if they are unable to get the transfer over the line they could turn their attentions elsewhere.

Sunderland also rate Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and they could make a move for him instead, if they are unable to come to an agreement over Sakho.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

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