Gazzetta Dello Sport have reported that Lazio are interested in signing West Ham United hitman Diafra Sakho if Keita Balde Diao leaves the Italian outfit this month.
And Lazio are confident of sealing a £9 million deal for the 27-year-old if Keita - a reported Tottenham Hotspur target - leaves the Italian capital before the window shuts.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Tottenham have lodged a £27.5 million bid for the Senegal man, who netted 16 times in 21 Serie A starts last term.
But West Ham fans on Twitter want manager Slaven Bilic to offer Sakho plus cash for the 22-year-old.
£15m + Sakho for Keita Balde— Matt (@whu_hearney) August 22, 2017
Hopefully that means Keita is coming the opposite direction.— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) August 22, 2017
Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that they will NOT be signing Keita Balde from Lazio.— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) August 22, 2017
Sakho plus cash for Keita anyone? pic.twitter.com/XFlB4qbXdk
We are selling way to much people ffs... hope he is part of a swap for keita— dylan G-T (@thebigmanyt123) August 22, 2017
Sakho + 20M for keita and we have a deal @OfficialSSLazio— dylan G-T (@thebigmanyt123) August 23, 2017
Tottenham need an additional striker, regardless of Harry Kane's presence.
According to The Sun, Spurs forward Vincent Janssen, who netted twice from open play in 38 games last season, is poised to join West Bromwich Albion soon, indicating that Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino intends on bringing in another number nine as back-up for Kane.
But West Ham could also do with more firepower up front. Of course, they signed Hernandez, but beyond that there is precious little else to be encouraged about from the Irons perspective.
Sakho, who scored in Wednesday night's League Cup win over Cheltenham, is out of contract with the East Londoners next summer.