A select round-up of the latest West Ham United news...
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.
West 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.”
Inter Milan's Davide Santon is rumoured to be one of West Ham's transfer targets
The Romanian outfit knocked the Hammers out of the competition last year during the preliminary stages.
West Ham are set to face a familiar foe in the final knock-out round of the Europa League before the group stage begins