The Premier League side’s co-chairman David Sullivan made totally clear thatA� Diafra Sakho will not be sold until West Ham United find replacements for the striker.
Young 26-years-oldA�Senegalese had 21 league appearances last season where he A�scored five times but, missed the most part of a season as he suffered from the thigh muscle strain.A�According to British media, he handed transfer request to leave the club.
Before the A�start off of A�season 2016-17, West Ham has been very active in transfer market as they have already signed A�Algerian A�winger Sofiane Feghouli , wingerA�Gokhan Tore andA�Norwegian defenderA� Havard Nordtveit. but, sold their defenderA�James Tomkins toA�Crystal Palace.
“He is not for sale until we get players in. Until we bring strikers in, we simply cannot let strikers go. James Tomkins was different because we had a surplus in the centre-half department,” Sullivan told the Media.
“But until we get at least a couple of strikers we can’t let any forward go. I am a little concerned because I’d like to have signed one by now. But it is what it is.”
The co-chairman saidA�West Ham already dipped into the transfer market but was unable to search a ideal A�forward for the club to finalise a deal.
“The problem is every striker you go for, there are 10 others clubs interested in him. So the player is just hanging about looking to get the best deal. I can’t say I blame him,” A�Sullivan added.
West Ham, who secured their place in Europa league qualifying straight secondA�year in a row have also finished seventh in the Premier League table last season, will kick-off their 2016-17 season campaign against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Aug. 15A�.