David Gold provides fitness update on three West Ham players

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

West Ham United face Chelsea on Monday.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to post positive injury updates on trrio Manuel Lanzini, Diafra Sakho and new signing Gokhan Tore.

The Hammers kick off their Premier League campaign with a trip to Stamford Bridge on Monday, taking on a newlook Chelsea side now under the guidance of former Italy coach Antonio Conte.

West Ham's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their first goal

It has been a testing period for West Ham, what with the club struggling to find that elusive big-name striker addition and a number of players undergoing treatment on niggles and fitness issues.

Gold, though, has taken to Twitter to post some positivity in regards to fitness by adding that Tore and Sakho have begun training and Lanzini is now running after a spell in a knee brace following an injury with Argentina.

Tore recently joined the East London club on loan from Besiktas with the view to a permanent deal but hasn’t had the best of starts to his West Ham career, struggling for fitness and missing much of pre-season.

Sakho’s West Ham future has been heavily in doubt over the summer with strong links to both Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion (Daily Mail), yet he ultimately failed his medical at the latter and a potential £16 million deal was called off.

West Ham's Diafra Sakho in action with Watford's Sebastian Prodl

Lanzini won over many Hammers supporters last season after a number of dazzling displays, but he suffered heartbreak after a knee injury ruled him out of Argentina’s squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Now he is back running, it shouldn’t be too long before he features again for Slaven Bilic’s side.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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