Should Sam Allardyce consider reuniting with West Ham's Diafra Sakho at Everton?

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham may let Diafra Sakho leave in January - and new Everton manager Sam Allardyce knows exactly just how good he can be.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

So the task falls now on Sam Allardyce to find Everton a new first-choice centre-forward in the January transfer window.

Ronald Koeman, Steve Walsh and co failed to bring in an adequate replacement for Romelu Lukaku over the summer and while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Oumar Niasse have their uses, neither has really done enough to fully convince this season.

But with Diafra Sakho looking likely to leave West Ham in the New Year, could Allardyce be tempted to reunite with a striker who enjoyed the most impressive season of his career under the 63-year-old tactician?

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...

It was Allardyce who took a punt on Sakho in 2014, bringing him to England from Ligue 2 outfit Metz. By October, the signing already looked an inspired one.

Sakho became the first player since Micky Quinn back in 1992 to score in his maiden six starts in the Premier League, winning the Player of the Month award for October while Allardyce took home the manager’s gong.

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...

Thanks largely to injuries, Sakho hasn’t quite found that same form since Allardyce left, however. But The Mail claim that West Ham may be willing to listen to offers of £12 million for the Senegalese hitman, who has been surprisingly liked with Championship pace-setters Cardiff City.

And while Sakho would be something of an underwhelming addition for an Everton side linked with Olivier Giroud, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and co, the 27-year-old could be an excellent option in The Toffees’ squad if Allardyce could get the best out of him again.

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