Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham
The Black Cats are reportedly interested in a move for the Sunderland striker this summer as Sam Allardyce looks to improve his squad.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
Chief among his plans are bringing in another forward to take the goalscoring burden off of Jermain Defoe, who they relied on heavily this past season.
Indeed, it was also unknown whether the player would be interested in the move to the North East either, although the Mirror states that it is their belief he would be keen on the switch.
Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham
He is eyeing up the chance at more first team football, which may be hard to come by with West Ham if they secure the big money striker they are targeting.
Whether the Hammers are interested in a sale remains to be seen, although they will likely be keen to gather funds to secure the high profile striker they crave.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic