Liverpool face a battle to sign Diafra Sakho as West Ham try to get the striker to sign a new deal.
West Ham United have offered Diafra Sakho a new contract in an attempt to stave off interested from Liverpool, according to Italian transfer rumour site TuttoMercatoWeb.
Liverpool are desperate for a striker at the moment, with Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli failing to fill the gaps left by the departure of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge, and recent weeks have seen them linked to a move for West Ham striker Sakho.
The forward is in great form for the London side with seven goals in eight starts, his latest a blasted finish after a flick-on from strike partner and former Reds player Andy Carroll.
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Sakho, who is quick and technically excellent, would be the perfect player for Brendan Rodgers’ system. The Reds boss was forced to play Raheem Sterling up front in his side’s last game because of the lack of pace of his other forwards.
Liverpool aren’t the only side circling Sakho however, and the Hammers are desperately trying to tie the forward down to a new long term deal, even though the Senegalese international only arrived at the club six months ago.
TMW report that the Irons have put a new four year £25,000 a week deal on the table.