According to the report, the Senegal international striker’s £16 million move to West Bromwich Albion collapsed at the last minute.
“West Ham United are now looking to resurrect a deal elsewhere, with the Black Cats still interested even though David Moyes has other attacking targets in mind,” adds the report in The Northern Echo.
“Sakho was a striker Sam Allardyce wanted before taking over England but he was unable to get a deal done because the Black Cats were unwilling to match the £16m valuation.
“However, Sunderland have still been unable to bolster their attacking options and the 26-year-old remains on the club’s shortlist.”
Sakho joined West Ham from Metz in the summer of 2014 when current England manager Sam Allardyce was in charge of the Hammers.
The striker scored 10 goals and created 23 chances in 23 Premier League appearances for the Hammers during the 2014-15 campaign.
The 26-year-old scored five goals and created 14 chances in 21 league matches for the London outfit during the 2015-16 season.
Sakho is a decent striker, but if Sunderland are aiming to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League this season, then they should aim for someone better and more prolific.
West Ham will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Premier League during the 2016-17 campaign and perhaps push for a Champions League spot.