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West Ham striker not for sale says David Sullivan

West Ham have told striker Diafra Sakho that he will remain at the club until a replacement is found according to the Daily Mail.

The Hammers are in the hunt for a new striker over the summer and were closely linked with AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca but talks have cooled recently.

The 26-year-old striker refused to travel with the Hammers for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Diafra has already handed in his transfer request to the club however, Hammers co-owner David Sullivan has revealed that the striker is not up for sale unless the current situation changes.

“He is not for sale until we get players in,” Sullivan told Sportsmail.

“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. But until we get at least a couple of strikers we can’t let any forward go.”

West Ham have already rejected a £12 million bid from Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Newcastle United have all been closely linked.

Sakho found the back of the net 15 times in 43 appearances in the Premier League last season. 

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