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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-oldASenegalese had 21 league appearances last season where he Ascored five times but, missed the most part of a season as he suffered from the thigh muscle strain.AAccording to British media, he handed transfer request to leave the club.

Before the Astart off of Aseason 2016-17, West Ham has been very active in transfer market as they have already signed AAlgerian Awinger Sofiane Feghouli , wingerAGokhan Tore andANorwegian defenderA Havard Nordtveit. but, sold their defenderAJames Tomkins toACrystal 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.

Diafra Sakho has netted five goals in his first five West Ham starts
Diafra Sakho has netted five goals in his first five West Ham starts

“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 saidAWest Ham already dipped into the transfer market but was unable to search a ideal Aforward 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,” ASullivan added.

West Ham, who secured their place in Europa league qualifying straight secondAyear 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.

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