Report: West Ham ace Diafra Sakho wants swift decision on his future after Allardyce's reunion bid

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

Sunderland are reportedly keen on West Ham striker Diafra Sakho.

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

According to Sky Sports, Diafra Sakho wants talks about his future at West Ham after the club received an £11m bid from Sunderland for his services.

Sakho, 26, was signed by current Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce back in the summer of 2014, and he made an instant impact in a West Ham shirt.

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

The Senegal international hit 12 goals in his debut Premier League season, finishing the campaign as West Ham's top goalscorer whilst becoming a key player for Allardyce.

Sakho hasn't been quite so important under Allardyce's replacement Slaven Bilic, starting less than half of West Ham's Premier League games - and his future is now in question.

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

West Ham are searching for a new striker who can score goals on a consistent basis in the Premier League, and that could mean that Sakho leaves for a Premier League rival.

Sky Sports report that Sunderland and Allardyce have submitted an £11m bid for Sakho, and it's so far unclear whether West Ham are ready to accept that offer or not.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

However, it's claimed that Sakho wants a decision on his future to come quickly, and is looking to clarify his situation with the Hammers because he wants to start pre-season with the club he will play for next season - whether that's West Ham, Sunderland or anybody else.

Reuniting with Allardyce could be appealing for Sakho, as it would hand him guaranteed first-team football and a dangerous partnership with Jermain Defoe, whilst Bilic would receive funds to put towards a new striker, and we could see a decision on Sakho's future come this week.

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