The West Ham United man has returned to full fitness this season.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers are preparing to offer Diafra Sakho a new deal, following his impressive recent run of form for the club.
The Senegal international has scored three goals in eight appearances for West Ham so far this season, despite only two of those outings being starts.
If the Daily Mail's report is true, however, and the east London outfit are indeed planning to offer the 27-year-old a new deal, it will highlight the club's poor approach to player contracts, and showcase their true desperation as a football club.
And just because he scored the crucial winner against Swansea City 11 days ago, it seems as though the West Ham hierarchy are putting a lot of faith in someone who has been so unreliable from a fitness perspective over the past 18 months, by reportedly preparing a new contract offer for him.
Another reason that makes the Hammers' reported plans to offer Sakho a new deal seem strange is the fact that he was angling for a move away from the London Stadium in the summer, citing homesickness as a major factor behind his desire to leave the club.
And West Ham would surely be better served in the long run by shipping the Senegal hitman on in January, reducing their wage bill in the process, and bringing a younger, more robust forward to the club in place of the 27-year-old.