Report: West Ham misfit Diafra Sakho in talks over Crystal Palace deal after no league starts, medical claimed

West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho (R) vies with Manchester City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho could be heading to Crystal Palace.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United and Oriol Romeu of Southampton battle for possession during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August...

According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace are in talks with West Ham United over a deal to sign striker Diafra Sakho during this month's transfer window.

The Eagles are in desperate need of a new striker, given that Christian Benteke has found the net just once in the Premier League this season, and he has little to no depth behind him.

Roy Hodgson must bring in at least one more striker this month, and whilst a number of forwards have been linked already, it seems that Palace are moving for one Premier League attacker.

West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho (R) vies with Manchester City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

Sky Sports report that Palace have opened talks with West Ham over a deal for Diafra Sakho, and the report even suggests that Sakho had a medical at Selhurst Park today.

Sakho, 28, joined West Ham from Metz back in the summer of 2014, and starred in his first season with the club, scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions.

The Senegal international has failed to hit the same heights since, as he has scored 12 goals in his last 45 games, and he hasn't even started a single Premier League game this season.

Diafra Sakho (R) and Winston Reid of West Ham United look dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

With two goals in 14 substitute appearances, Sakho has been a frustrated figure at the London Stadium this season, and he could finally be on his way out of the club.

A move across London to join Palace could be on the cards, and West Ham may well be looking to land a fee in the region of £12million to £15million for their bit-part striker.

West Ham United's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the only goal of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and...

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