West Ham United fans want Tottenham target in exchange for Diafra Sakho

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and F.C Kufstein on August 1, 2017 in Kufstein, Austria.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the 22-year-old, but West Ham United fans want him in a player-plus-cash deal.

Diafra Sakho (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Andy Carroll (L) and Aaron Cresswell (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between...

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.

Sakho, who managed four Premier League appearances through injury last season, is not as important for West Ham as he once was following Javier Hernandez's arrival.

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.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on...

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.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and F.C Kufstein on August 1, 2017 in Kufstein, Austria.

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.

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