Report: Sunderland make £11m bid to reunite West Ham ace Diafra Sakho with Sam Allardyce

West Ham's Diafra Sakho and manager Sam Allardyce with the Barclays Player of the Month and Manager of the Month awards for October

Sunderland have reportedly make a bid for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho.

West Ham's Diafra Sakho and manager Sam Allardyce with the Barclays Player of the Month and Manager of the Month awards for October

According to Sky Sports, Sunderland have offered £11m for West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho - but it's unclear whether that offer has been accepted.

With the Black Cats now safe and preparing for another Premier League season, manager Sam Allardyce will be looking for new signings - and he could be plotting a raid on one of his former clubs.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with West Ham's Diafra Sakho

It's claimed that, in a bid to add another striker to support Jermain Defoe, Sunderland are moving for West Ham United ace Diafra Sakho.

Manager Allardyce worked with Sakho at West Ham in the 2014/15 season, and the Senegal international hit 12 goals in 26 games under the current Sunderland boss.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

Sakho didn't enjoy such a great season under Allardyce's replacement Slaven Bilic, and with the Hammers now searching for a big-name striker, Sakho could be sold.

Sky Sports report that Allardyce now wants to reunite with Sakho at the Stadium of Light, and has offered £11m for the former Metz striker.

West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson in action with West Ham United's Diafra Sakho

It's only Sunderland's first bid for Sakho, and it's unclear right now whether West Ham are going to accept - but with the Hammers attempting to sign another striker, raising funds by selling a player who hasn't had a huge role under Bilic makes sense.

Meanwhile, Sakho can go and play regular first-team football at Sunderland and reunite with a manager he enjoyed playing under last season, making this a potentially perfect deal.

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