West Ham transfer round-up: Sunderland back in for Sakho after West Brom move collapses; Bilic says he wants five more signings

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

A select round-up of the latest West Ham United news...

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamSunderland have reportedly reignited their interest in Diafra Sakho 

Following the collapse of Diafra Sakho's move to West Bromwich Albion, the Senegalese striker is now back on the radar of Sunderland, according to the Northern Echo.

A fee of around £15 million had been agreed between the Baggies and the Hammers for Sakho, but the Midlands outfit decided against completing the deal due to a back injury which would have prevented the 26-year-old from playing at the start of the Premier League campaign.

Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has outlined his intentions of bringing in five more signings before the start of the new season, as reported The Express.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conferenceWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic 

The Hammers are facing a gruelling August with five games scheduled, and Bilic spoke to the Express regarding his side's urgent need to strengthen before the games begin to come thick and fast:

"This squad is not enough for five games. We will hopefully have a minimum of five players added to the squad before the start of the Premier League.”

Davide SantonInter Milan's Davide Santon is rumoured to be one of West Ham's transfer targets

And finally, West Ham have been rewarded for their progress to the final qualifying round of the Europa League with a tie against last year's conquerors Astra Giurgiu (Sky Sports).

The Romanian outfit knocked the Hammers out of the competition last year during the preliminary stages.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and first team coaching assistant Julian DicksWest Ham are set to face a familiar foe in the final knock-out round of the Europa League before the group stage begins

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